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

Freight,Funding & Finance,Highways & Streets

Eno Recommendations Reflected in INVEST Act

June 26,2020 On June 18, 2020, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The INVEST in America Act is a...
Airlines,Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance

Making Aircraft Certification Safe and Modern for the Global Aviation Industry

June 19,2020 The Senate Commerce Committee held a contentious hearing this week to examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of aircraft certification. The backdrop for the hearing, of...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

Transportation Today |
August 07,2020

Pandemic a time for transit innovation, panel says

This article covers our webinar on transit innovation during COVID-19, moderated by Eno’s President and CEO Robert Puentes. Share
TIME |
July 21,2020

COVID-19 Has Been ‘Apocalyptic’ for Public Transit. Will Congress Offer More Help?

“The CARES Act probably put a band-aid on the problem,” says Robert Puentes. Share
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