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Media Mentions

WAMU 88.5 |
December 02,2015

What The Pending Transportation Bill Means For The D.C. Region

"This is strictly a one-time raid on the Federal Reserve member bank surplus fund," says transportation policy expert Jeff Davis. He says a five-year bill is a big improvement over the short-term extensions Congress has been passing for years now, but it's the wrong approach. "It's always a mistake to continue to paying for long-term spending with short-term, one-time revenues."
Associated Press |
December 01,2015

Congress reaches deal on elusive 5-year transportation bill

The House and Senate have reached agreement on a five-year, $281-billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems -- a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Obama have struggled throughout his entire administration to achieve.
USAToday |
December 01,2015

Congress reaches $305B highway compromise

WASHINGTON – The federal government could provide $305 billion on highways, bridges and transit over five years, under compromise legislation that House and Senate negotiators released Tuesday.
American Journal of Transportation |
November 20,2015

Port Everglades Hosts P3 Summit for Broward’s Public and Private Sector Community

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Over 60 policy decision-makers studied the ins and outs of public-private partnerships during Broward County’s first P3 Summit hosted by Port Everglades held on November 18, 2015 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, followed by specialized workshop training on November 19. The neutral, non-partisan think tank, the Eno Center for Transportation awarded Broward County its prestigious Eno P3 Technical Assistance Award, a grant funded by the Surdna...
October 30,2015

Metro to Name New General Manager

It’s been more than a year since Richard Sarles announced he would be retiring as Metro general manager in January of 2015. Now, the agency is finally on the cusp of naming a permanent successor.
Mother Jones |
October 30,2015

There’s an Easy Fix for America’s Crumbling Highway System

Last week, 19 Democratic governors wrote to Congress, begging House and Senate leaders to address an issue concerning "no less than the economic wellbeing of our nation and the safety of our citizens."
WAMU 88.5 |
October 28,2015

Why Has The Hiring Of A New Metro GM Taken More Than A Year?

“You can't tie any of these particular incidents or the financial problems to the absence of a leader, but they need to get on with the job and start the process of renewal,” says Emil Frankel, the head of the Eno Center for Transportation, a D.C. research group.
WAMU 88.5 |
October 26,2015

Metro’s Largest Union Pursues Wage Increases; Tough Negotiations Ahead

The union for 8,000 Metro rail and bus operators and mechanics is signaling it will not seek less for its members in upcoming contract talks despite the tight budget forecast facing the D.C. region’s transit authority.
The Washington Post |
October 18,2015

Here’s what expanded federal oversight of Metro safety will entail

Stepped up federal oversight of Metro’s troubled subway system will include surprise inspections, specified deadlines for making safety fixes and the potential loss of funding if the transit agency fails to comply with mandates from its new watchers, according to details released this week by the Transportation Department.
Metro Magazine |
October 05,2015

Oustanding Public Transportation Manager: MARTA’s Keith Parker

Keith T. Parker, GM/CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), is being honored with APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award.
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