Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is a Senior Fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation and is also the Editor of the Eno Transportation Weekly.

Jeff came to Washington in 1988 to attend The American University and soon began working on Capitol Hill for the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. For six years he worked on a wide variety of legislative, budget process oversight and parliamentary procedure issues.

In January 1996 Jeff joined a transportation consulting firm and worked extensively on the FAA, Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorization laws in 1996-1998 as well as various appropriations bills.  He founded his own research and consulting business in June 1998 and published Transportation Weekly, a news service covering federal transportation and public works, from 1999-2014.

He joined the Eno Center in January 2015. His work focuses on analysis of the federal transportation budget and the long-term trends in transportation funding and policy.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

Appropriations,FY21,Public health

Hopes for Pre-Election COVID Stimulus Dim (But Refuse to Die)

October 23,2020 Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on an additional round of federal COVID stimulus spending no longer appear to be going anywhere, but neither...
Aviation,Federal Budget,FY20,Ports

End-of-FY20 Report on Aviation, Water Trust Funds

October 23,2020 The Airport and Airway Trust Fund had a predictably bad year in fiscal 2020 (since Congress shut off tax collections halfway through the fiscal year, while maintaining existing spending levels),...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

CPR News |
September 29,2020 | FY21,Highway Trust Fund

Gardner Bill Pushes Long-Sought Eastern Plains Interstate. But Big Hurdles Remain

Gardner’s bill would not provide new funding for the highway. Designation is “just a way of attracting attention to the project and getting everyone to agree to prioritize it ahead of other state priorities,” said Jeff Davis.Share
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September 17,2020

Will The Boulder RTD Train Ever Roll Into The Station? Here’s What We Know

“Having ridership compared to cost being that low would not necessarily disqualify it,” Davis said. “But it would be a hurdle you’d have to overcome.” Share
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