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Media Mentions

Atlanta Magazine |
September 01,2015

MARTA CEO Keith Parker: For convincing us to trust public transit

When Keith T. Parker became CEO and general manager of MARTA in 2012, he was faced with not only a bigger agency than those he’d previously managed in Charlotte and San Antonio, but one with a $33 million budget deficit and a public relations problem. - See more at: |
August 23,2015

Let’s Forget Driverless Cars and Make Trains Sexy

Imagine your very own air-conditioned pod that drives you to the office, leaving you free to sleep, work, text, put on lipstick or just gaze out the window. That’s the dream of the driverless car, a dream that’s loomed ever larger in the consumer imagination, as Google and other would-be automotive revolutionaries make noise about eliminating the most dangerous part of the driving equation: human drivers. |
August 21,2015

MARTA begins looking into possible rail in Clayton County

“We have an agreement with them now where they are studying the corridor looking at how MARTA can fit on the corridor side by side with them,” MARTA CEO Keith Parker told county commissioners and residents Tuesday.
Bloomberg |
August 18,2015

Chris Christie’s Political Ambitions Confront Need for U.S. Tunnel Aid

The federal government’s contribution to ARC was $4 billion, and it’s hard to see how it could find much more than that for Gateway, said Paul Lewis, director of policy and finance at the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington. “It’s a national issue, it’s a regional issue, and it’s an economic issue,” he said. “Any kind of major shutdown is very problematic.”
The Hill |
August 17,2015

‘Flypocalypse’ sparks worries about new air traffic control system

A highly touted piece of air traffic control equipment that is part of the Federal Aviation Administration's move to a satellite-based airplane navigation system failed on Saturday, resulting in thousands of flights in the Washington, D.C. area being delayed or canceled.
Bloomberg Business |
August 17,2015

Freeways to tollways? Why you may be paying more on highways

"The federal government provides 45 percent of funding for transportation infrastructure," said Joshua Schank, president and CEO of the ENO Transportation Foundation. "When the federal government is stagnant and declines to increase amounts, states that want to find additional revenue, because of expansion or maintenance needs, have gone to their citizens to ask for revenue in some way or another."
CNBC Power Lunch |
August 17,2015

Air traffic control may be better private

"We have the safest airspace in the world, but there is room for improvement," said Marla Westerfelt, a policy analyst at nonpartisan think tank the Eno Center for Transportation.
The Wall Street Journal |
August 16,2015

FAA Software Upgrade Fails, Triggering Travel Nightmare

U.S. airlines and airports along the East Coast returned to normal, albeit busy, operations on Sunday, a day after problems at a Federal Aviation Administration air-traffic-control center in Virginia led to cancellations of 476 flights.
The Exponent Telegram |
August 16,2015

With limited funds, DOH faces criticism, calls for improved efficiency

CLARKSBURG — As highway projects are underway throughout West Virginia, the state Division of Highways has faced criticism from the public and elected representatives over the condition of the state’s roads. With a queue of projects on their to-do list, DOH officials have pointed to a limited funding stream that hasn’t kept up with the demand on the agency’s resources.
SupplyChainBrain |
August 14,2015

Why Nobody Wants to Pay for Fixing the U.S. Transportation System

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has come up with a six-year transportation bill, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015. That’s not to be confused with the DRIVE (Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy) Act, which came out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Ideally, these measures would be successfully combined into a comprehensive, multi-year bill that nails down funding for transportation...
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