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


USDOT Solicits FY20 BUILD Grant Applications

February 21,2020 This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation invited applications for $1 billion in fiscal 2020 multimodal surface transportation grants under the BUILD program (formerly known as TIGER). The...

FY21 Appropriations Process Begins Next Week

February 21,2020 The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are starting the fiscal 2021 appropriations process next week, with a slate of committee hearings on the 2021 budget request. The House Appropriations...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

Associated Press |
February 21,2020

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

“There was much criticism of this administration when they kept promising a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, and the budget came out, and there was only $200 billion in actual federal money,” said Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C. “This year, it’s actually $1 trillion in honest-to-God spending […]
City Lab |
February 18,2020

What 4 Years of Trump’s Transportation Budgets Add Up To

Jeff Davis provides commentary on President Donald Trump’s 2021 budget request. Share
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