Media Mentions

Media Mentions |
January 11,2023 | Bridges,Highways,Infrastructure

Why an I-81 ‘Skyway’ Would be Costly and Unworkable: ‘Who wants to live under a 70-foot bridge?’

Eno’s Robert Puentes is asked about a recent highway project in Syracuse and what it may mean for the community. Share
The City |
December 14,2022 | Buses,Equity,Public transit

Pols Push Albany On Ideas for Free Bus Rides

“You have to make sure it’s at a level that doesn’t result in worse service,” said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington think tank. Share
Maryland Matters |
December 03,2022 | Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Infrastructure,Project Delivery,State Governance

Inflation Is Cutting into States’ Big Infrastructure Windfall

“It’s still eating away slowly but surely,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that analyzes policy. “Even if there are lower numbers, it could eat up the entire spending increase from the [infrastructure law].” Share
The Associated Press |
November 29,2022 | Amtrak,Federal Governance,Freight rail,Infrastructure,Railroads,Workforce

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to accept the House-passed measure by the time it reaches the Senate floor, likely early next week, to avoid added delay and devastating consequences from a rail stoppage. Share
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
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