Research ReportUpRouted: Exploring Microtransit in the United States
Research ReportA Bid for Better Transit: Improving service with contracted operations
The report examines how and under what circumstances public transit agencies can contract bus or rail operations to private providers in order to boost service for riders while simultaneously preserving essential labor protections.
Research ReportJet fuel prices have dropped significantly. Why haven’t ticket prices?
The oil market collapsed and fuel prices dropped more than 50 percent in the third quarter of 2014. Since then, they have remained relatively low from the peak in 2012. In fact...
Research ReportEno Aviation Insights: Is air travel becoming pricier for travelers?
Eno Aviation Insights, aims to illustrate where the domestic air travel industry has been and where it is headed from an independent, objective perspective. The goal is not only look at system-wide averages, but also to try and discern what is happening in individual markets across the United States.
Research ReportAPPENDICES: Safer, Faster, Cheaper: Aviation Certification for the 21st Century
This document offers a more in-depth analysis on two areas that are addressed in the full report Safer, Faster, Cheaper: Aviation Certification for the 21st Century.
Research ReportSafer, Faster, Cheaper: Aviation Certification for the 21st Century
The Eno Center for Transportation Aviation Working Group brought together key stakeholders to study this issue and propose pragmatic, innovative, policy solutions to improve the FAA’s certification processes while maintaining aviation’s impeccable safety record. This report is the product of that effort and focuses on three areas of certification: Aviation products and their components, Air traffic control and air traffic controllers, and Repair stations.
Research ReportAdopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicles
Research ReportBeyond Speculation Automated Vehicles and Public Policy
Through a series of panel discussions, workshops, webinars, and consultation with Eno’s Digital Cities Advisory Board, Eno crafted a multifaceted set of recommendations that address the most pressing policy issues for AVs. If applied and executed properly, these recommendations will help guide this technology towards safe, efficient, and sustainable deployment.
Research ReportTime for Reform: Delivering Modern Air Traffic Control
Between 2013 and 2015, the Eno Center for Transportation brought together key stakeholders to understand how best to hasten modernization of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.
Research ReportLife in the FASTLANE: Recommendations for Improving Federal Freight Grants
This paper examines the first round of FASTLANE projects and discusses several options for Congress and the Administration to improve upon the program.
Research ReportThe Need for Regional Transportation Governance in Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay, Florida is home to nearly 3 million residents and is the 18th largest metro region in the country, bigger than Denver, Charlotte, or Orlando. It ranks 22nd in terms of number of jobs, and makes up 17 percent of Florida’s total gross domestic product.
Research ReportDelivering the Goods: Recommendations for Funding a Federal Freight Program
Delivering the Goods focuses on finding a funding source for expanding and improving the national freight program established by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. While this was a crucial step forward, the United States still needs to expand the size and enhance the multimodal nature of the program.
Research ReportInnovation Driving Evolution: 2015 Year in Review
Eno’s mission is to seek continuous improvement in transportation and its public and private leadership in order to increase the system’s mobility, safety, and sustainability.
Research ReportEmerging Technology Trends In Transportation
This paper seeks to provide an overview of technology advances in transportation, focusing on those likely to have important implications for transportation policy.
Research ReportGoing the Distance: 2014 Annual Progress Report
The 2014 Annual Progress Report details the numerous initiatives Eno pursued in the last 12 months.
Research ReportNextGen Working Group Final Report
Eno’s NextGen Working Group brought together academics, former government officials, unions, and industry leaders representing airlines, airports, manufacturers, private operators, pilots, controllers, and the business community to discuss the future of U.S. air traffic control (ATC). This final report puts forth specific funding and operational recommendations that Congress can authorize when current law expires at the of the fiscal year this September.
Research ReportReagan Devolution: The Real Story of the 1982 Gas Tax Increase
Remembered as a triumph of bipartisanship, the reality of the 1982 gas tax increase was a bit messier.
Research ReportReagan Devolution: The Real Story of the 1982 Gas Tax Increase (Presentation, May 27, 2015)
On May 27, 2015, the Eno Center for Transportation released a groundbreaking report on the 1982 Gas Tax Increase (Passed by then President Ronald Reagan). Eno's Senior Fellow, Jeff Davis, gave the following presentation on the report.
Research ReportThe Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund
An evaluation of the forces behind the U.S. Highway Trust Fund (HTF), including an examination of peer countries and their lessons on providing long-term sustainable funding.
Research ReportGetting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit
Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit looks at the issues of regional transit governance in New York and across the nation.
Research ReportMaximizing the Value of Investments Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis
State and federal funding for transportation projects is stagnant, yet Maximizing the Value of Investment Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis finds that currently most of the limited transportation funding dollars is invested without considering long-term operating costs. To improve decision making, the report gives nine policy recommendations on how to implement Life Cycle Cost Analysis, a process which ensures total costs related to an asset— including the cost to operate the infrastructure in the future—is accounted for.
Research ReportPartnership Financing: Improving Transportation Infrastructure Through Public Private Partnerships
Eno created its Public Private Partnership (P3) working group in 2012 to provide a better understanding of limited availability and the use of P3s as a potential project delivery method. In this report, the group identified patterns in the challenges that localities have faced when using P3s and developed recommendations for federal and local policy to enable greater use of P3s as an infrastructure delivery mechanism in the future.
Research Report2013 Eno Annual Progress Report
The 2013 Annual Progress Report details the numerous initiatives Eno pursued in the last 12 months.
Research ReportLessons Learned From the Utah Transit Authority System Expansion
The paper details UTA’s journey from a single-mode mass transit bus operation to a system with more than 140 miles of new light rail and commuter rail in operation along with other improvements to the existing bus network.
Research ReportAddressing Future Capacity Needs in the U.S. Aviation System
Addressing Future Capacity Needs in the U.S. Aviation System explores the issue of system capacity in the airspace and at select hub airports and finds that the U.S. aviation network in its current state is unlikely to provide adequate capacity to accommodate projected growth in passengers over the next 20 years.
Research ReportPreparing a Nation for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Recommendations
Authored by Daniel Fagnant, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, and Kara M. Kockelman, an engineering professor at the University of Texas at Austin, this second annual William P. Eno Research Paper focuses on the changes and benefits autonomous vehicles could bring to the nation’s transportation system.
Research ReportEvaluating Potential Performance Measures for Congestion and Systems Performance
Evaluating Potential Performance Measures for Congestion and System is the result of a daylong meeting held on June 20, 3013, to discuss federal performance measures for highways spending.
Research ReportLessons Learned from TIGER Discretionary Grant Program
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program was established as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the ARRA or “stimulus bill”) to fund transportation infrastructure projects using a mode-neutral, merit-based approach. This report looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program and examines how the funds were distributed.
Research Report2012 Eno Annual Progress Report
The 2012 Annual Progress Report details the numerous initiatives Eno pursued in the last 12 months.
Research ReportThe Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment
The Consequences of Reduced Federal Transportation Investment is a report co-authored by the Eno Center for Transportation and the Bipartisan Policy Center. It outlines the foreseeable consequences of reductions in federal surface transportation funding.
Research ReportBetter Use of Public Dollars: Economic Analysis in Transportation Decision Making
Better Use of Public Dollars: Economic Analysis in Transportation Decision Making is the first annual William P. Eno Research Paper. Authored by Texas A&M Graduate Nick Norboge, the paper focuses on the economic impacts of the transportation decision-making process.
Research ReportTransportation Investment as Part of a Deficit-Reduction Package
Transportation Investment as Part of a Deficit-Reduction Package summarizes the proceedings and conclusions from Eno's annual Policy Forum in November 2011 and expands the discussion of how transportation fits into the current fiscal debate.
Research ReportNextGen: Aligning Costs, Benefits and Political Leadership
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) represents a series of incremental policies, procedures, and technological changes to modernize the air traffic control (ATC) system into a more efficient, state-of-the-art satellite-based system.
Research ReportLessons Learned From the Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program
The modernization project at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago is an example of a modern transportation investment that is performing well. Applying the lessons from the OMP can help construct other large, important infrastructure projects in a timely and fiscally responsible manner.