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Cost of Driving Drives Cost of Living Increases

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that inflation, as measured in their Consumer Price Index, was 7.0 percent...

“What Does Equity in Transportation Actually Mean?” Centennial Recap

Over the last two years of the pandemic, millions of essential workers, long identified as those most vulnerable during the pandemic,...

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...

Wheels of Fortune: A Centennial Institute Recap

While reforming surface transportation funding and financing is an evergreen topic in federal Washington, major events over the last...

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...

The Case for Better Rail Transit Routing to Maximize Public Benefits

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

The High Cost of Over-Customized Transit Stations

Public transit stations are an important part of the communities they serve. Good design can have a positive impact on riders and help...

Op-Ed: Recognizing the Reasons for Railroad Deaths

While we do not yet know the precise cause of the recent Amtrak derailment in Montana, the response was swift. The National...

T&I Hearing Examines Ferry Services and Federal Subsidies

On September 28, T&I’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee held a hearing, titled “Examining the Role of Ferries in Improving...

The Case Against Mega Contracts in Mega Transit Projects

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

T&I Hearing Assesses COVID Funding for Transit

Yesterday, the full House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing titled “Assessing the Federal Government’s...

Derailed Biden infrastructure package could mean loss of $10B for New York Transit

“The longer this hangs out there, the greater the chance you’ll have to open it up and perform some surgery on it,” said Jeff...

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