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How Can New Transit Environmental Review Approaches Help Address Climate Concerns?

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

Re-Examining the Role and Scope of Community Engagement in Project Delivery

This article is focused on aspects of Eno's latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

Op-Ed: Why Automated Driving Faces a Monster Uphill Battle

My three-year-old daughter takes her friend’s power wheels car for a first-time spin. I briefly show her how to turn the steering...

National links: forget yard signs. The latest political statement is… walking?

According to Jeff Davis of the Eno Center, transit money was traded away in exchange for lower highway funding levels, and then...

Commuter trains have kept rolling. Will all those riders ever return?

“The commuter railroads have been really hammered during the pandemic,” said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for...

How Transit Got Traded Away in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

How did additional funding for public transit go from $85 billion (really $110 billion) in President Biden's American Jobs Plan, down...

US rail projects take longer, cost more than those in Europe

American rail projects with minimal tunneling take about six months longer to complete than similar non-U.S. projects, while...

Updated State-by-State Transit Funding Comparison: House INVEST vs Senate BIB

Updated projections from the Federal Transit Administration that show estimated mass transit funding flowing to transit providers in...

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...

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...

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