Garett Shrode recently graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has had a wide variety of internship experiences with non-profits, including Reason Foundation and the Stand Together Foundation, with the traffic department at the City of Wyoming, MI,  and with the private engineering firm, Driesenga & Associates, also in Holland. Additionally, Garett has had other semi-professional experiences with the National League of Cities and the City of Holland, MI.

At Hope College, Garett’s capstone research examined how education affects the perceptions of small-town residents of cycling infrastructure implementation. Garett was also involved in Student Government and Residential Life, taking a special interest in institutions and how people interact with and respond to both their physical and political aspects. Combining this interest with his lifelong passion for transportation and urban planning, Garett hopes to advance equitable and sustainable transportation policy in the United States.

Outside of the office, Garett enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cycling, singing, and exploring communities both near and far.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

House Aviation Panel Grills New FAA Chief

February 9, 2024 - On February 6, the House Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing to explore the state of American aviation heard from Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Whitaker.

House Energy Subcommittee Prepares for Pipeline Reauthorization

January 18, 2023 - The Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee under House Energy and Commerce conducted a hearing entitled “Fueling America’s Economy: Legislation to Improve Safety and Expand U.S. Pipeline Infrastructure.”

Research

Yahoo News|July 24, 2023|Electric Vehicles, Federal Governance, Governance reform, Highways & Streets

Driving Change: Advice For The National VMT-Fee Pilot

The US faces funding challenges for transportation infrastructure due to changing vehicle technology. To address this, a national pilot program for a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee is being established. Recommendations include simplicity, scalability, and...

Yahoo News|February 27, 2023|Aviation, Federal Governance

Filling Gaps in US Spectrum Allocation: Reforms for Collaborative Management

The Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) collaborated on an initiative to inform future spectrum allocations. These two independent,...

Media Mentions & Commentary

Washington State Standard|October 11, 2023|Fuel tax, Governance reform

Washington’s Long Road to Replacing the Gas Tax

“Based on the numbers, there will need to be an alternative or states will have to become comfortable with having to rely on general fund dollars for transportation,” said Garett Shrode, policy analyst with the...

Marketplace|September 12, 2023|Fuel tax, Governance reform

As Gas Taxes Dwindle, States Seek Ways to Charge EVs

Garett Shrode with the Eno Center for Transportation said that approach has its pitfalls because “80% of electric vehicle charging happens at the home and not at public chargers.”