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

Aviation,Aviation Safety

Senate Panel Holds Highly Anticipated Hearing on Aviation and COVID

May 08,2020 On May 6, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The State of the Aviation Industry: Examining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The hearing was...

COVID’s Differing Impact on Transit Ridership

April 24,2020 The precipitous drop in public transit ridership since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is well reported. Those of us with the luxury to work from home are doing so and transit officials are in the...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

MSN News |
April 25,2020

The suffocating crowded T of old won’t be returning anytime soon after the coronavirus lockdown ends

Eno’s President and CEO Robert Puentes offers perspective on how transit agencies might begin operations after the COVID-19 pandemic. Share
The Boston Globe |
March 25,2020

How New York’s spiraling coronavirus outbreak could affect Mass.

Eno’s President and CEO Robert Puentes discusses how the coronavirus outbreak in New York could affect neighboring areas. Share
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