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.

The perverse reason it’s easier to build new highways than new subways

“A transit agency is designed to operate transit, not build transit projects,” said Paul Lewis, the Eno Center’s director of...

Federal program to cut bus emissions gets a Senate mandate: Some buses must pollute

Still, the five-year total of nearly $107 billion for transit was about 65% above what was expected if spending remained flat in...

The infrastructure bill is more about maintaining train service than upgrading it

"Amtrak was set up to fail," Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation told CNN Business. "It wasn't designed to last as...

House-Senate Comparison: Mass Transit

The table at the end of this article shows programmatic funding totals for mass transit in the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure...

How pandemic relocations are snarling in-demand suburbs

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, says Paul Lewis, vice president of policy and finance at the Eno Center for Transportation in...

Webinar: Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future

Bus network redesigns have been a major trend in public transit over the past several years, in part due to the availability of much...

10 things to know about the infrastructure bill

The bill would borrow some $118 billion from general revenue to meet the needs of the nation’s highways, bringing the grand total...

Infrastructure bill may give Buttigieg final say over $105 billion

But a tally by Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation, an independent charitable foundation, shows the DOT would be the...

Why building rail transit in U.S., Seattle costs so much and takes so long

Project delays reflect a lack of political will, concludes the report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Eno Center for...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Mass Transit

The bipartisan infrastructure bill provides $91.2 billion in funding for the Federal Transit Administration over five years, of which...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Rail Programs

Even people with little interest in transportation have no doubt heard that the new bipartisan infrastructure bill has $66 billion for...

Golden bricks: As New York gets ready to invest in infrastructure, it must contain exorbitant costs

The Eno Center for Transportation, a 100-year old nonprofit based in Washington, Thursday published a new study optimistically titled:...

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