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Media Mentions

Washington Post |
July 18,2016

Pokémon Go crash is proof texting and driving has gone too far.

“It’s an enormous problem. About half a million people are killed or injured in accidents attributed to texting and driving." said Robert Puentes, president and chief executive of the Eno Center for Transportation.
U.S. News and World Report |
July 15,2016

A Tale of Two Airports

Lack of competition in the airline industry has reduced travel options in smaller and medium-size cities.
Huffington Post |
July 14,2016

Uber Moves A Little Closer To Public Transit’s Turf

Uber probably doesn’t pose a huge short-term threat to public transportation, said Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation. “The relationship is more symbiotic than adversarial,” Puentes said.
WMAL Radio |
July 14,2016

Think Metro is Always on Fire? Feel the Heat on Chicago’s ‘L,’ says New Report

It may be surprising for Metro riders to hear, but a new report set to be released today indicates the WMATA system sees the second-fewest number of collisions, derailments, and fires per one billion passenger trips among the six biggest transit agencies in the U.S. The report is set to be detailed during today’s meeting of WMATA’s Board of Directors.
Marketplace |
July 11,2016

How low gas prices affect mass transit’s bottom line

One way to figure out what happens to public transit when gas prices fall? Analyze consumers’ credit and debit card bills.
Washington Post |
July 09,2016

Is the Silver Line to blame for all of Metro’s woes?

The largest infrastructure project ever built in the Washington region was more than a year late and more than $100 million over budget. But on July 26, 2014, all of that was forgotten. As the first Silver Line train pulled out of Wiehle-Reston East station, there were cheers and smiles.
New York Times |
July 05,2016

Philadelphia Rail Traffic Disrupted by Cracks in New Trains

“These are major inconveniences now, but the idea behind addressing them immediately is that it prevents catastrophic disasters down the line,” said Robert Puentes, the president of the Eno Center for Transportation
The Hill |
June 29,2016

The bipartisan climate solution: a tax swap

You wouldn’t know it from today’s polarized politics, but protecting the environment used to be a bipartisan effort. There were, of course, the path-breaking conservation achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican. And, in the 1970s through the 1990s major federal environmental legislation – the National Environmental Policy Act, the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Council on Environmental Quality, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act – occurred...
Bloomberg BNA |
June 27,2016

Brexit Impact on Pound Could Cut U.S. Travel Revenue

The U.S. travel industry could see a significant slip in revenue from travelers from the United Kingdom—its largest overseas market—as the British wait for the pound to stabilize following last week's Brexit vote.
Marketplace |
June 22,2016

Flooding, closures and electrical meltdowns: the nation’s worst public transit systems

D.C. isn’t the only place struggling to maintain its public transportation systems. “It’s a big national problem,” said Robert Puentes, President and CEO of Eno Center for Transportation. Which systems are in the worst shape right now? It’s difficult to say, he said. The need for repair depends almost entirely on how old the transit systems are.
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