Media Mentions

Media Mentions

Planetizen |
May 26,2022 | Federal Funding,Infrastructure,Maritime

$31 Billion ‘Ike Dike’ Hurricane Protection Project Moving Through Congress

“That $31 billion Texas project – $19.2 billion federal share, and $11.7 billion non-federal share – is, by far, the largest project authorization anyone can remember seeing in a WRDA bill, ever, by a long shot. If the bill is enacted, that project would, single-handedly, erase the $17 billion of progress made by the [Infrastructure […]
Marine Log |
May 24,2022 | Infrastructure,Maritime,Ports

How Does U.S. Waterways Competitiveness Stack Up in World Terms?

“Examining other countries reveals the significant advantages that the U.S. inland waterway system brings to exporters, the military, and the broader economy,” said Paul Lewis, Policy Director at the Eno Center for Transportation. “But it also highlights how important it is to monitor foreign investments in global rivers and sustain best practices for investment and […]
The Washington Post |
May 21,2022 | Leadership,Local governance,Public transit

Metro’s Recurring Problems Raise Questions About Oversight, Management

With most transportation systems, it is clear who is responsible, said Robert Puentes, president of the Eno Center for Transportation, a transportation think tank… “There is really not an agency that operates in an environment as complex as Metro,” Puentes said. “That’s not an excuse, but it’s something that the region struggles with.” Share
The Washington Examiner |
May 12,2022 | Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Infrastructure

Biden’s Cure for High Gasoline Prices? The 2021 Infrastructure Bill

“The Biden infrastructure law should produce reduced demand for gasoline once projects now being allocated funding [are] completed and operational, but that is years away,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. “And the infrastructure bill does not address the supply side of the oil and gas price equation.” Share
Smart Cities Dive |
May 09,2022 | Governance reform,Infrastructure,Public transit

Transit agencies struggle to access funding, rights-of-way, due to complex governance structures

Public transit agencies are busy creating new strategies to deal with multiple problems, said Paul Lewis, chief finance officer and policy director at the Eno Center for Transportation, while moderating a webinar panel last week on reforming governance to transform cities. Share
Smart Cities Dive |
April 07,2022 | Governance reform,Infrastructure,Project Delivery

Transportation Department Outlines $20B for Transit Available This Year Through Infrastructure Law

Even with this large amount of federal funds, current practices could eat up too much time and money. The Eno Center for Transportation report found that transit construction projects in the United States cost nearly 50% more per mile than similar projects in Western Europe and Canada. Share
Roll Call |
April 07,2022 | Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance

Aviation Program Offset Blows Budget Hole in Senate’s COVID-19 Aid Plan

The new CBO baseline will align with the Biden administration’s projection for the aviation program, said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonprofit research group. Share
The New York Times |
March 29,2022 | Emissions,Environment,Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Here’s What Biden’s Budget Would Do, and Not Do, for Climate Change

The largest chunk of the $142 billion for transportation would be used to fix roads and bridges — or perhaps build new highways, as some Republican state governors prefer. An analysis by the Eno Center for Transportation calculated that 15 percent of the agency’s budget would go toward mass transit. Share
Marketplace |
March 28,2022 | Governance reform,Infrastructure,Project Delivery

Why does transit infrastructure cost so much in the U.S.?

“We do spend a lot more money here in this country, and it seems to be particularly acute in New York. But the kind of a cost per mile of building new transit, you know, is substantially higher than other developed countries with similar economies and democratic structures,” said Paul Lewis, policy director of the […]
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 […]
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