Media Mentions

Media Mentions

TellMeBest |
March 23,2022 | Federal Funding,Fuel tax,Infrastructure

What Is A Fuel Tax Holiday And Why It May Help

While a fuel tax holiday seems like a win all around, there are potential fallacies that could erupt for the seemingly beneficial legislation. Jeff Davis, who works at Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C, pointed to the fact that “You’ve got to remember, the federal taxes are levied at the refinery.” What this means […]
West Virginia Public Broadcasting |
March 21,2022 | Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Fuel tax

Transportation Experts Skeptical Of Gas Tax Holiday As Prices Increase

“The public policy can only affect a small piece of it, which is the tax part,” Puentes said. “And so I’m just skeptical that it’s actually going to result in enough meaningful savings to the average driver, in order to make a really big dent in their everyday expenses.” Share
National Public Radio |
March 16,2022 | Federal Funding,Fuel tax,Infrastructure

Politicians and Experts Debate Whether Gas Tax Holidays are Worthwhile

Several Democratic U.S. senators are calling to suspend the federal gas tax. Such proposals are not a surprise, says Jeff Davis of the nonpartisan Eno Center for Transportation. Share
Smart Cities Dive |
March 15,2022 | Federal Funding,Infrastructure,Public transit

Congress and White House Open the Flow of Public Transportation Funds

Taking into account funding from the infrastructure law and the proposed FY2022 budget, total FTA funding will jump more than 58%, according to an analysis by Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. Share
Vice News |
March 14,2022 | Federal Funding,Fuel tax,Infrastructure

Just How Bad of an Idea Is a Gas Tax Holiday?

“Since the Trust Fund ran out of money in 2008, instead of raising taxes or cutting spending, Congress has chosen the path of least resistance and transferred $272 billion from general revenues to the Trust Fund to keep the Trust Fund solvent,” Jeff Davis said. “So there is now  firm precedent for how to deal […]
The New York times |
March 13,2022 | Federal Funding,High-Speed Rail,Infrastructure

California’s Ambitious High-Speed Rail at a Crossroads

California’s high-speed rail will “get some federal funding now that there’s a Democratic administration in place and the infrastructure bill is done,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan research organization. “But the federal government is not in the business of creating massive infrastructure programs that disproportionately benefit […]
Marketplace |
March 09,2022 | Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Fuel tax

Why A Gas Tax Holiday Likely Wouldn’t Make a Big Difference At The Pump

And while savings at the pump may be relatively small, you could drive a Hummer through the hole it would leave in the federal infrastructure budget. “It would be about a $20 billion hit on the transportation trust fund,” said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for Transportation. Share
Streetsblog USA |
March 01,2022 | Environment,Federal Governance,Highways,Infrastructure

For Pete’s Sake! Sec. Buttigieg Won’t Push Back on States that Ignore Equity, Climate Guidelines

The Federal Highway Administration guidelines are, in fact, advisories that are not legally binding, as Jeff Davis of the Eno Center for Transportation pointed out. Share
Sun-Sentinel |
February 20,2022 | Commuter Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

As Brightline struggles with deadly accidents, what will future hold for South Florida rail expansion?

“It’s really in everyone’s interest to try to make sure this stops happening as soon as possible,” said Paul Lewis, policy director of the Eno Center for Transportation, an independent think tank in Washington, D.C. Share
The New York Times |
February 19,2022 | Highways,Infrastructure,Streets

One of the Infrastructure Plan’s Biggest Winners Is the Pavement You Drive On

Last April, after Mr. Biden unveiled a jobs plan that prioritized rebuilding roads and bridges, transportation groups began coordinating more closely. The mentality, said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center, was “a rising tide lifts all boats.” He added, “They were all agreeing that more money was going to help everybody.” Share
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