Robert Puentes

Robert Puentes

Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program where he directed the program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. He is currently a non-resident senior fellow with Brookings. Before Brookings, Robert was the director of infrastructure programs at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Robert has worked extensively on a variety of transportation issues, including infrastructure funding and finance, and city and urban planning. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of groups, a regular contributor in newspapers and other media, and has testified before Congressional committees. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia where he served on the Alumni Advisory Board, and was an affiliated professor with Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

Robert serves on a variety of boards including the Shared-Use Mobility Center, UCLA’s Institute of Transportation Studies, and Young Professionals in Transportation. Recent appointments include the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity, New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission; the Advisory Council of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transportation Reinvention Commission; the District of Columbia’s Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; and the Falls Church, Virginia Planning Commission where he lives with his wife and three sons.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

Funding & Finance

Strong Growth in Transportation Spending by States

December 06,2019 According to a new report by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), overall spending by states increased across the board in fiscal year 2019. Total state expenditures hit an...
Highways & Streets,Transit

Eno to Curate and Maintain STPP’s Archives

November 15,2019 In the fall of 1990, a group of organizations got together to make the case that a comprehensive transportation policy serving economic, environmental, and social interests was vital to the future of...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

Streetsblog |
October 31,2019

Europe’s Congestion Pricing Lessons For America

Robert Puentes shares the lessons learned from Eno’s Congestion Pricing Study Tour, where members of the Eno team went to Europe to find out how exactly cities embraced congestion pricing. “Any strategy that boosts transit by providing more service and allowing it to run more freely helps low-income travelers, but in the U.S., low-income households […]
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