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.

FTA Advances 2nd Avenue Subway Extension but Says MTA Has Much Work to Do on Financing

Yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration notified New York that Phase II of the 2nd Avenue Subway extension has been advanced to...

New York’s transit agency is its lifeblood. The pandemic puts its future at a crossroads

“It’s hard to overstate the challenges that transit around the country has been facing as a result of COVID,” said Robert...

Albuquerque’s bus system starts zero-fare experiment for 2022

More American cities are thinking about their transit systems that way, according to Robert Puentes, who heads up the ENO Center for...

T&I Hearing Looks at Expanded Intercity Passenger Rail

On Thursday, December 9, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee...

Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much

Romic Aevaz, a policy analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation who led another recent study on transit construction costs,...

How the House spending bill funds additional infrastructure

The five years of funding in the infrastructure law, as tallied by Jeff Davis, would flow to states and be shaped by local needs,...

COVID Aid Is Slowing Regular Mass Transit Spending

A look at recent issues of the Monthly Treasury Statement shows that the huge influx of COVID-related aid to mass transit providers has...

Infrastructure Act Focus Shifts to Rolling Out the Funds

Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation senior fellow, says that $59 billion in apportioned 2022 highway funding—up $13.8 billion,...

Revised budget bill cuts more than $10 billion in transportation funds

Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation found differences as well in programs for tribal transportation, a clearinghouse of...

Northstar rail runs into trouble in Anoka County

"A lot of regions are grappling with some of the same challenges," said Paul Lewis, policy director at the Eno Center for...

HSR, Transit Funding in Reconciliation May Rely on 5-Year Cutoff, “Tapered Match” Grants

In the Byzantine budget reconciliation process, one of the big prohibitions is that each committee's contribution to the bill has to be...

White House Issues First Round of NEPA Regulation Re-Rewrites

This week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued the first of multiple forthcoming rules undoing changes made by the Trump...

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