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Media Mentions

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.
U.S. News and World Report |
March 15,2016

Is U.S. Infrastructure Destined to Crumble?

U.S. News recently spoke with Robert Puentes about the most pressing infrastructure challenges, how Los Angeles and Detroit are leading the way, and what the next president can and can't do.
Curbed |
February 25,2016

How Driverless Cars Can Reshape Our Cities

"I think it might help public transport in many ways. The first, early adopters could very well be a fleet owner like a transit agency. If the economics of driverless buses work out, they may be able to save costs and get more buses on the road."
WAMU 88.5 |
February 24,2016

Broken Trains, Failing Finances: Report Exposes Deep Problems At Metro

The problems swamping the D.C. region’s transit system are deeper than the public has been led to believe but not insurmountable, according to a report prepared for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) by the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
Bloomberg BNA |
February 23,2016

Delta Flies Solo on Air Traffic Control Lobbying

When a major airline breaks from the rest of the industry on a legislative proposal to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system, it doesn't go unnoticed.
The Urban Edge |
February 04,2016

California Assesses Infrastructure’s Effects on Traffic Patterns

That governments are now focusing on how much driving a project creates, rather than how much congestion it creates, isn’t altogether surprising, said Roy Kienitz, a D.C.-based consultant at the Eno Center for Transportation and the former under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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