Transit

Issues & Modes / Transit

Public transportation is a critical part of the economic and social fabric of metropolitan areas. While most of the nation’s 2,400 transit providers serve rural areas, almost all transit trips occur in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, which account for over 95 percent of all transit passenger miles traveled. Transit is also changing as agencies are exploring ways to redesign their networks, integration new mobility services, and ask voters to approve new investments at the ballot box.

Biden Promises Future Tunnel Funding Without Actually Making Grants

Politicians holding big public events in association with funding grant announcements for high-profile projects are as old as funding...

Moving MaaS: The Situation in Singapore

Today, city inhabitants have access to almost a dozen different modes of transportation. However, almost a dozen different modes of...

1971 UMTA Feasibility Study for Federal Mass Transit Operating Subsidies

This 139-page PDF file is the study commissioned by section 9of the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1970. That law required...

Moving MaaS: Mobility as a Service in the United States and Abroad

Today, city inhabitants have access to almost a dozen different modes of transportation. However, almost a dozen different modes of...

Cheap Transit Fares: Almost Zero but Not Quite

Everyone appreciates a good deal especially when we get something for free. We love free chocolates at hotels, warm cookies at...

Strategies to Hire, Train, and Retain Bus Operators: New Report Will Help Transit Agencies Overcome Obstacles

This week, the Transportation Research Board released a pre-publication draft of the “Practitioner’s Guide to Bus Operator...

Senate Confirms Primus to New STB Term, but Amtrak Nominees Will Wait Until Next Year

As part of last night's 10 p.m. Senate "wrap-up" activities, the Senate confirmed, by unanimous consent, the nomination of Robert...

Senate Clears Defense/Water/Coast Guard Bill After Rejecting Manchin Permitting Amendment

Last night, the Senate voted to approve the 4,310-page legislative behemoth based on the national defense authorization bill (NDAA),...

Pols Push Albany On Ideas for Free Bus Rides

“You have to make sure it’s at a level that doesn’t result in worse service,” said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno...

FRA Invites Applicants for First $2.3B of Non-NEC Intercity Rail Funding

In terms of giant breaks with precedent, the dollar amount in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that most stood out was the guaranteed...

New NYC Transit Forecast Previews “Fiscal Cliff” Issues

At its November 30 Board of Directors meeting, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave a budget update and a new...

Inflation Is Cutting into States’ Big Infrastructure Windfall

“It’s still eating away slowly but surely,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington,...

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