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.

Senators Introduce Amtrak Bill; Homeland Funding and STB Reauthorization Advance

June 19, 2015 Since yesterday morning’s regular issue of Eno Transportation Weekly came out, three important things have...

1961 HHFA Recommended Urban Planning Draft Legislation

June 3, 2015 The Kennedy Administration, brief though it was, saw some significant developments in trying to develop a coherent...

What Does the Amtrak Incident Tell Us About How We Can Improve Safety?

We still do not know the cause of the Amtrak crash that killed 8 people and injured 200. But this has not stopped people from...

House To Move Two-Month HTF Extension

May 15, 2015 House leaders have decided to move a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure...

1978 White House Strategy Memo on Trucking and Rail Deregulation Proposals

May 13, 2015 Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the 35th anniversary of the Staggers Rail...

1975 White House Freight Rail Assistance Decision Memo

May 8, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is from 40 years ago - the briefing papers prepared for President Ford in late...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

Talking Transportation Dollars and Sense: The Future of Funding

Nossaman transportation policy expert Edward Kussy and rail veteran Kevin Sheys assess the relative merits of the federal...

Virginia’s Commitment to Transit Funding Creates a Wealth of New Projects Benefiting the Commonwealth

Virginia has a long history of commitment to mass transit. The Washington, D.C. region's Metro system, the result of a 1967 interstate...

1982 White House Federalism Initiative – Jan. 25 Draft

April 16, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is the internal White House summary of President Reagan’s “New Federalism...

Volatile Revenues For Transportation Trust Funds: A Cautionary Tale

(Ed. Note: ETW was researching efforts to provide a permanent, dedicated funding stream for federal mass transit programs in the 96th...

The Transportation President

Despite the fact that we are about 600 days away from the actual election, another Presidential campaign is underway. While this could...

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