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  • Congestion Pricing in the United States

    There is no silver bullet to fix the woes of urban mobility and access, but congestion pricing is a proven, viable, and effective tool. Charging a fee for the parts of the roadway network used the most during the busiest times of day reduces demand. The charges incentivize travelers to switch to...

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  • Data on Demand: A Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

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    Data on Demand is the second paper in our research report series examining the Case Study in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions.  Transit agencies across the country are testing mobility-on-demand (MOD) projects in order to evaluate whether or how such pilots could be part of their...

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Deal or No Deal: Prospects for Airport Privatization in the United States
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Deal or No Deal: Prospects for Airport Privatization in the United States

August 01,2018 This report reviews the policies that govern airport privatization in the United States, recent history in domestic case studies, and the implications going forward.
Eno Brief: Taxing New Mobility Services: What’s Right? What’s Next?
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Eno Brief: Taxing New Mobility Services: What’s Right? What’s Next?

July 23,2018 Today, seven cities and 12 states have some type of fee or tax on TNC trips. As more states and cities consider taxes on TNC services, policymakers should be cautious and thoughtful about how their...
Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition
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Tools for a Smoother Ride: Managing Rail Assets and Leveraging Competition

May 14,2018 This study examines rail maintenance program needs and practices through dozens of interviews with public and private stakeholders and experts around the country. The consensus was that asset...
How does the federal government subsidize air service to small communities?
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How does the federal government subsidize air service to small communities?

January 31,2018 Over the past 15 years, changes in the airline industry have consolidated air service at the largest hub airports while passenger levels at medium hubs have remained consistent.[1] But the smallest...
Should the federal government invest heavily in expanding American airports to relieve congestion?
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Should the federal government invest heavily in expanding American airports to relieve congestion?

January 24,2018 Airport congestion, and ensuing nationwide delays, are disruptive to travelers and to the American economy. The federal government is capable of awarding grants aimed at bolstering our nation’s...
How do taxes and fees change if air traffic control is privatized?
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How do taxes and fees change if air traffic control is privatized?

January 16,2018 Congress and the Trump administration have proposed to overhaul air traffic control (ATC) in the United States by removing the ATC function from the federal government and assigning it to a...
UpRouted: Exploring Microtransit in the United States
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UpRouted: Exploring Microtransit in the United States

January 08,2018 In the United States, public transportation agencies are experimenting with on-demand, shared, and dynamic models to augment traditional fixed-route bus and train services. These services—referred...
What do we know about aircraft delays?
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What do we know about aircraft delays?

December 06,2017 According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), about 80 percent of domestic airline flights arrive on-time every year. That figure is largely unchanged since 2003 (Figure 1). However,...
Where are airline passengers getting the best service?
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Where are airline passengers getting the best service?

November 21,2017 In the United States, airlines are often perceived by the public and portrayed in the media as not being customer-oriented and as focusing more on profits than on the experience of their...
How has air travel in specific metropolitan areas changed in recent years?
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How has air travel in specific metropolitan areas changed in recent years?

November 08,2017 Throughout the United States, the average passenger is paying less to fly and is taking more direct flights than 15 years ago.[1] These broad trends are certainly positive for flyers as a whole....
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