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.

The Politics of Infrastructure: Balancing User Fees and Value Capture

BY RICK RYBECK* Just Economics, LLC On November 23rd, “60 Minutes” broadcast an episode about crumbling infrastructure in the...

1962 Sorensen Memo to JFK on Draft Transportation Message to Congress

March 16, 2016 Today’s ETW Document of the week is a memo to President Kennedy from his senior advisor Ted Sorensen written 53 years...

1972 Highway Bill “No Bill” Strategy Memo

March 12, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week again revisits the Nixon Administration. In October 1972, House and Senate...

Houston has a shiny, new bus network

Over the past decade, Houston has invested a significant amount of resources in public transit. Most notably a new 12.8-mile light rail...

Choose Your Own Transportation Future: Thoughts on USDOT’s Beyond Traffic

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst In recent years the American public has been inundated with crumbling infrastructure headlines...

The Highway Trust Fund: What is it Good For? A response to surface transportation devolutionists

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst Falling gasoline prices have Americans talking - prices that were hovering around $3.50 per...

Funding for freight can be a critical element for the next transportation bill

The United States currently lacks a comprehensive national freight policy. Over the past several years, there has been extensive...

Re-Programming Mobility: Four Scenarios of How Digital Technology Could Reshape Transportation and Planning in the U.S.

BY ANTHONY TOWNSEND New York University In late 2012, I spent a week in Israel on business. Over lunch one day, one of my clients -...

The Highway Trust Fund: What is it Good For? A response to surface transportation devolutionists

BY MARLA WESTERVELT Policy Analyst Falling gasoline prices have Americans talking - prices that were hovering around $3.50 per...

Providing Context for Eno’s Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund Study

In December 2014, Eno released a detailed research report about the current and future prospects of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The...

A Counterpoint to, “A Constrained Federal Aid Highway Program: Rightsizing for the 21st Century?”

BY KEVIN HEANUE Transportation Consultant In the last edition of the Eno Brief, Steve Lockwood presented one view of a future...

The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

Before embarking for a long summer vacation, Congress has disappointingly failed, once again, to pass an updated multi-year surface...

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