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.

Kennedy: Many will continue to work from home

“I think a lot of this is here to stay,” said Robert Puentes, CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a think-tank in Washington,...

FTA Gives Some Small Start Projects $250M in COVID Funding

The Department of Transportation announced on June 11 how the remaining $250 million of the March 2021 American Rescue Plans's $1.7...

Senate Commerce OKs $78B Rail-Safety-Multimodal Bill

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee this week approved a $78 billion bill that provides the highway and motor...

Guest Op-Ed: House Transportation Bill Incomplete on U.S. Rail Policy

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee recently passed a large-scale surface transportation bill, and it is safe to...

Webinar: COVID-19 Mobility Adaptations: Building a Knowledge Base for New Practices

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a rapid increase in demand for safe, physically distant space for walking and cycling. Thousands of...

Amtrak is a top travel choice in the Northeast. With an ally in the White House, it wants trains in the rest of America.

Robert Puentes, president and chief executive of the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation, cautioned that not all of Amtrak’s...

Senate Safety & Rail Titles of Surface Reauthorization Released

Yesterday afternoon, the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced a...

House To Vote on Surface Transportation Reauthorization by July 1

Yesterday morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a five-year, $548 billion surface transportation...

Senate Hearing Shows Bipartisan Support for Rural Transit

While most recent infrastructure debates seem to be Republicans arguing for more highway funding and Democrats advocating for increased...

Next stop, Scranton? Biden’s infrastructure plan could make it happen

Paul Lewis, a vice president at the nonprofit ENO Center for Transportation in Washington, said bringing rail service to Scranton and...

T&I Panel Advances $548B Surface Bill After 19-Hour Markup

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began marking up H.R. 3864, the INVEST in America Act, at 10 a.m. yesterday, and...

Webinar: Leveraging Transit Data: Best Practices for Data Management and Sharing

Transit agencies collect a wealth of data on their systems and how riders use and experience them. As transit ridership begins to...

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