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  • Safer Railroading: A Guide Toward Targeted Safety Policy

    Railroads are among the safest modes of transportation for workers, riders, and the public. Strong federal standards for railroad track and operations, technological investments like positive train control, and communities’ infrastructure improvements have yielded significant gains. But most of...

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  • Guiding the New UAS Industry to Safety Excellence

    The aviation industry and regulators are achieving many notable successes in creating effective policies to facilitate the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Uncrewed Aircraft Systems, or UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). In Eno’s newest report, “Guiding the New UAS Industry...

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Transportation at the Ballot Box 2018
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Transportation at the Ballot Box 2018

November 20,2018 The midterm elections in November 2018 held major political ramifications for the United States given the high-profile Congressional, gubernatorial, statehouse, and mayoral choices American voters...
The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars
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The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars

September 26,2018 "The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars" concludes that until the federal government better understands the potential national security risks of using Chinese railcars in American...
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,...
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