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.

Follow him on Twitter at @JDwithTW

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

House Surface Bill Won’t Extend Taxes, Causing Highway Account Insolvency in 2024, Also Kills VMT Fee Pilot Program

June 21,2021 Changes made in the House surface transportation bill last Friday afternoon at the behest of the House Ways and Means Committee fail to extend expiring federal excise taxes, which will cause the...
Buses,FY21

FTA Gives Some Small Start Projects $250M in COVID Funding

June 18,2021 The Department of Transportation announced on June 11 how the remaining $250 million of the March 2021 American Rescue Plans’s $1.7 billion in mass transit Capital Investment Grant (CIG)...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

Star Tribune |
May 02,2021 | Electric Vehicles,Federal Funding,Infrastructure,Public transit

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

“It’s a major upgrade,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, who describes the amount of proposed investment in particular for electric buses as “phenomenal.” Share
The Washington Post |
April 26,2021 | Budget,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Opinion: Republicans make Biden an infrastructure offer he has to refuse

Republicans are actually proposing to cut public transit funding to levels below the existing baseline, according to calculations from Jeff Davis. Share
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