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.

Senate Committee Looks at Legislative Considerations for Freight and Passenger Rail Amid Pandemic

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing Wednesday, October 21 to discuss the effects and status of...

Transit Agencies, Airports Spent Another $2.6 Billion of CARES Act Funding in August

U.S. mass transit providers and airport sponsors collectively spent another $2.6 billion of their $35 billion in special COVID-19 aid...

Eno Selects Final Case Studies for Ongoing Research into Transit Cost Delivery

As part of the ongoing effort to evaluate transit project delivery, Eno aims to identify why rail transit projects in the United States...

Authorization Table for STRR Act As Introduced in the House

Table of funding authorizations for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 as released by the chairman of...

Webinar: Transportation at the Ballot Box: Portland’s Get Moving 2020 Initiative

The Eno Center for Transportation does not endorse or oppose specific ballot measures. The information is provided for research and...

New Democratic COVID Bill Would Spread More Transit Funding More Widely Than Earlier Version

The version of the Heroes Act passed by the House of Representatives in May 2020 took criticism from several (Democratic-leaning)...

One-Year FAST Act Extension Passes House

The House of Representatives has passed a one-year extension of FAST Act funding and policy as Division B of a larger fiscal-year-end...

Guest Op-Ed: Transit Agencies Continue to Renew Their Missions and Reinvent Service

In 2020, all at once, public transportation providers were forced to confront multiple and varied challenges. Transit rose to the...

Webinar Recap: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis from the National League...

DOT Announces $321 Million in CRISI Rail Grants

On September 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the selectees for grants from the fiscal 2020 appropriation for the...

MOD Fare Integration for Transit: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

MOD Fare Integration for Transit is the third paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget...

FTA Signs Grant Agreements for San Francisco, Minneapolis Rail Transit Projects

The Federal Transit Administration announced this week that it signed two more full funding grant agreements (FFGAs) for mass transit...

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