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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...

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...

Congestion pricing can be equitable, if done right

“Singapore, London, and Stockholm each saw drops in vehicle emissions after congestion pricing was introduced”—in these cases,...

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...

Bike infrastructure will help prevent crashes and fatalities, advocates and researchers say

“Many U.S. cities are very heavily designed around the car,” said Romic Aevaz, a policy analyst at the Eno Center for...

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,...

State and Local Push on Infrastructure Finally Pays Off

“This is orders of magnitude more discretion than has ever been given to a secretary of transportation before about being able to...

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