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

Rail Safety

DOT Rolls Out IIJA Grade Crossing Grant Program

July 01,2022 After a weekend that saw multiple train derailments due to accidents with road vehicles at grade crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday announced the availability of $573 million...
Appropriations,Budget,FY23

Several Major Fiscal Issues Left for Congress in 2022, but Not Much Time

July 01,2022 The 117th Congress expires at noon on January 3, 2023. While this appears to be six months from now on a normal calendar, this is a strange year, and there are still three large bills with a lot of...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

FreightWaves |
June 24,2022 | Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Inflation Means Biden’s Infrastructure Package Gets Less Bang for the Buck

That means if states have several infrastructure projects lined up on which they want to begin construction at the same time, they may have to delay them, Davis told FreightWaves, adding that inflation could change both the number and timing of projects. “So while the states may know how much money they are receiving for […]
FreightWaves |
June 22,2022 | Federal Funding,Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund

Biden Calls on Congress to Enact 3-month Gas Tax Holiday

“All this does is make the trust fund even more dependent on the general fund [for maintaining roads and bridges], as opposed to moving to user fees,” Jeff Davis, senior fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation, told FreightWaves. Share
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