Transit

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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.

CBO Releases Budget Score of Senate Highway Bill

On the evening of November 12, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its official cost estimate of the bill S. 2302, the...

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a November 13 markup session (10:00 a.m., G-50 Dirksen) with a...

Defense Bill With Chinese Rolling Stock Ban May Not Be Finalized

A mammoth Pentagon authorization bill may not make it out of a House-Senate conference committee because of too many disparate issues...

Eno Releases Policy Paper on Transit-MOD Contracting

In May 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $8 million in funding for its Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration...

Senate Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate passed a $209 billion package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 by a vote of 84 to 9,...

Funding, Ethics, Ongoing Safety Top Discussion at House Oversight Hearing on WMATA

On October 22, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing, “Metro: Report Card for...

Eno Reviews the Governance of DC’s Contracted Circulator and Streetcar Services

After nearly 15 years in operation, the DC Circulator is now an integral part of the city’s transportation system. The Streetcar has...

Transportation Workforce Crisis: Denver Cuts Transit Service Due to Staff Shortages

The nation's workforce challenges are well known. Much is written about the workforce pipeline challenges of drivers in the trucking...

The EnoMAX Program – Building Future Transit Agency Leaders

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)   In the transit industry, as well as in the...

House Hearing Looks At Commuter Rail Needs

The House Railroad Subcommittee held a hearing on September 24 to examine the state of commuter rail in America. The hearing heard...

FTA Signs Tempe Streetcar Grant Agreement, Updates Other CIG Totals

The Federal Transit Administration signed a formal grant agreement this week with the Tempe, Arizona transit agency, promising $75...

New Hudson River Tunnel Financial Plan Lowers CIG Share, Rearranges Debt Burden

A few more details about the revised financial plan for the new Hudson River Tunnel project have come to light since the August 23...

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