Media Mentions

Media Mentions

POLITICO Magazine |
April 25,2016

Mayors: Flint Could Happen to Us

Nearly 1 in 3 American mayors think they may already have hurt their own citizens by making cost-saving decisions on critical infrastructure—a startling admission of fearfulness and accountability from the nation’s top urban executives on the heels of the Flint water crisis.
North Country Public Radio |
April 22,2016

International trade dispute threatens job security at Plattsburgh Bombardier

One of the North Country’s major employers has found itself in a bitter, international trade dispute. Bombardier, a Canadian company with a factory in Plattsburgh, expected to win a major contract to build more than 800 new rail cars for the city of Chicago.
Scientific American |
April 19,2016

U.S. Highway Rules May Get Climate Makeover

The Federal Highway Administration is considering measuring the success of state and local transportation projects by their greenhouse gas emissions. FHWA asked for feedback on establishing the climate metric in a proposed rule establishing new performance standards for transportation projects receiving federal dollars.
U.S. News and World Report |
April 18,2016

Tech-Driven Transportation Is Here to Stay

For many years, the way we addressed transportation challenges like traffic congestion, access and information was to build more. More roads, more rails, more runways. Yet today, with financial resources strained and an overwhelming need to simply fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure, we need a new model.
WAMU 88.5 |
April 13,2016

Sweeping Changes Needed, Consultants Say, As Metro Leaders Head To Capitol Hill

The D.C. region’s transit system must regain the trust of its customers and jurisdictions by improving safety, reliability, and its troubled financial situation, while laying the groundwork for substantial internal reforms, said consultants who drafted a roadmap for Metro’s long-term recovery.
NextCity |
April 04,2016

What One Really Expensive Tunnel Means to U.S. Train Travel

Here’s a story about how business gets done at New York’s Penn Station. In the late 1970s, the escalator connecting Tracks 15 and 16 to the concourse sat broken for more than four years because Amtrak, which owns the complex, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, whose Long Island Rail Road trains terminate there, could not agree who should pay to fix it.
The New York Times |
April 03,2016

Washington Metro, 40 and Creaking, Stares at a Midlife Crisis

Jack Evans was a summer intern here in 1976, the year Metro, the capital region’s subway system, opened to rave reviews. It was an architectural triumph, with escalators that plunged into clean, well-lit stations — a mass transit marvel “like ‘The Jetsons,’ ” he says — a far cry from the graffiti-scarred, decrepit system of that era in New York.
Reuters |
April 01,2016

Crumbling infrastructure a road block for self-driving cars

WASHINGTON, April 1 — With the rise of autonomous vehicles, car makers and transportation experts say, they're driving into the future. But as they turn the corner, they're hitting some major road blocks ...specifically a crumbling US infrastructure. Paul Lewis is the vice president of policy for the Eno Center of Transportation think tank. He says the advancing technology will only go so far.
March 19,2016

D.C. Metro Closure A Symptom Of National Transit Funding Woes

This week, the Metrorail system here in Washington, D.C., was shut down for a full day, leaving some 700,000 people scrambling to find other ways to get around. And the D.C. subway isn't the only transit system coping with aging and decaying infrastructure, as NPR's David Schaper reports.
March 17,2016

Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich

It’s an impressively comprehensive report that addresses an important question, says Paul Lewis, vice president of policy and finance at the Eno Center for Transportation, which was not affiliated with this study. “There’s this outstanding question as to whether these new shared mobility services are complementary to public transit or competitive,” he says.
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