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.

Counterintuitive: What If Access to Dedicated Revenues Actually Holds You Back?

50 years ago this month, the biennial highway reauthorization bill was on its way to defeat for the first time. The cause was the...

Eno Releases New Rail Transit Project Delivery Report

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides public transportation programs with $90 billion in guaranteed funding over...

A Long Wait for the Next Bus

“A lot of these [transit] agencies can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” Plotch said. “During the pandemic it...

On the Right Track: Rail Transit Project Delivery Around the World

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law at the end of 2021, it promised to usher in a new era in...

Manchin Permitting Reforms Revealed; Senate Test Vote on Tuesday

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally released the text of his environmental permitting reform bill, which Congressional leaders have...

The Mass Transit Fiscal Cliff: Estimating the Size and Scope of the Problem

This is the first article in a multi-part series exploring the looming mass transit fiscal cliff Steady operational funding for...

States and Local Governments Underscore the Significance of IIJA, Identify Implementation Challenges

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Wednesday, September 21, to listen to the states and local...

Webinar: On the Right Track: Rail Transit Project Delivery Around the World

Eno’s newest study builds the ongoing initiative to improve transit rail project delivery in the United States. In On the Right...

Railroad Strike Averted (For Now)

After some cajoling from the Biden Administration and an all-night negotiating session, the leaders of the remaining holdout railroad...

Innovative ‘Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’ in Northern Virginia to Open on Time this Year

As Jeff Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, recently noted: “If sustained highway cost inflation averages...

Senate Amtrak Hearing Avoids Big-Picture Issues

It’s a pivotal time for Amtrak, and Congress gave the nation’s passenger railroad $22 billion in the recent bipartisan...

Opinion: Three Questions the Senate Should Ask the Amtrak Board Nominees

In his 1987 history of the Federal Reserve, Secrets of the Temple, journalist William Greider told a funny story illustrating the...

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