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InTransition Magazine |
November 14,2022 | Public transit,Workforce

Transit Agencies Struggle Amid Commuting Patterns Still in Flux

“For Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Washington, D.C.-based Eno Center for Transportation, the more important question is what exactly is post-pandemic? ‘When is the new normal kicking in?’ Surveys of employers are consistently overestimating how many people are coming back and how often. ‘Agencies are a little skeptical of the numbers because employers have […]
Planetizen |
November 08,2022 | Ballot Measures,Federal Governance,Public transit

The Elections and Transportation

An article by Robert Puentes and Jonathan Hammond for the Eno Center for Transportation describes the various ballot measures that will affect transportation around the country. “All told, over $130 billion in spending over the next 20 years could be affected.” Share
The Morning Call |
October 28,2022 | Buses,Public transit,Workforce

Stuck in New York: Driver Shortages and Other Factors Leaving Some Lehigh Valley Bus Riders Stranded and Frustrated

“A lot of these bus operators can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” said Philip Plotch, a researcher at the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank. “During the pandemic it wasn’t as much of an issue, because ridership was down, but as we’re coming out of the pandemic, […]
The White House |
October 13,2022 | Federal Governance,Public transit,USDOT

Fact Sheet: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Action Plan to Accelerate Infrastructure

The Eno Center for Transportation is conducting a study for the Federal Transit Administration, focused on upgrading the skills of public sector project managers, a critical link in the effort to improve project delivery. Share
Inside Higher Ed |
September 28,2022 | Buses,Public transit,Workforce

A Long Wait for the Next Bus

“A lot of these [transit] agencies can’t provide the service that they want to provide,” Plotch said. “During the pandemic it wasn’t as much of an issue, because ridership was down, but as we’re coming out the pandemic, it is.” Share
The Washington Times |
September 14,2022 | Highways,Infrastructure,Project Delivery,Public/Private Partnerships

Innovative ‘Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’ in Northern Virginia to Open on Time this Year

As Jeff Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, recently noted: “If sustained highway cost inflation averages any higher than 7% per year, then inflation will have eaten the entire IIJA spending increase.” Share
Freight Waves |
September 14,2022 | Freight,Freight rail,Workforce

What Happens If Congress Blocks the Railroad Strike?

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said Congress could still pass a bill extending the cooling-off period. “Doing so would more likely come from the Democrats, because they don’t want to be seen as anti-union but also don’t want this to have a national supply chain breakdown right before the midterm […]
The Washington Post |
August 23,2022 | Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Assessing Ron Klain’s Viral Claim about Biden’s Achievements

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said the Eisenhower project was a “phenomenal amount of money for the time,” the equivalent to 5.59 percent of the GDP — about $1.3 trillion of guaranteed budget authority today. Share
The Day |
July 30,2022 | Buses,Public transit

With Buses Fare-Free, SEAT Ridership Rises

Philip Plotch, principal researcher at the Eno Center for Transportation, said public transit has benefits not only to the bus rider, but also the general public, which is the reason why governments subsidize buses and trains. Share
The Waterways Journal |
July 20,2022 | Infrastructure,Maritime,Ports

Waterborne Competitiveness Study Analyzes Global River Systems

Funding of the U.S. inland waterways system has gotten “a lot better over the past decade or two,” Lewis said. “The U.S. system is trending in the right direction, and so it’s a matter of making sure we continue that trajectory,” he said. Share
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