Jeff Davis is a Senior Fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation and is also the Editor of the Eno Transportation Weekly.

Jeff came to Washington in 1988 to attend The American University and soon began working on Capitol Hill for the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. For six years he worked on a wide variety of legislative, budget process oversight and parliamentary procedure issues.

In January 1996 Jeff joined a transportation consulting firm and worked extensively on the FAA, Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorization laws in 1996-1998 as well as various appropriations bills.  He founded his own research and consulting business in June 1998 and published Transportation Weekly, a news service covering federal transportation and public works, from 1999-2014.

He joined the Eno Center in January 2015. His work focuses on analysis of the federal transportation budget and the long-term trends in transportation funding and policy.

Follow him on Twitter at @JDwithTW

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

USDOT Solicits For Another $1.5B of RAISE Grants As Contract Signings Fall Disturbingly Behind

November 30, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Transportation on November 30 issued a formal request for applications for the next round of multimodal RAISE grants, for which a total of at least $1.5 billion...

DOT Establishes Multimodal Freight Office

December 1, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced the establishment of its new Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy to run the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) program for supply...


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...

October 1, 2019|Appropriations, Federal Funding, Federal Governance, Governance reform, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, Infrastructure

Refreshing the Status Quo: Federal Highway Programs and Funding Distribution

This year, the federal government gave $45.6 billion in highway “formula” funding to the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state-by-state distribution of this money was based almost entirely on how the states...

Media Mentions & Commentary

American Society of Civil Engineers|November 2, 2023|Electric Vehicles, Fuel tax, Highway Trust Fund

Bill Would Add Electric Vehicle Fees to Boost Highway Trust Fund

In the past 15 years, Congress has conducted 10 transfers from the general fund to the HTF, totaling nearly $272 billion, says Jeff Davis, a senior fellow for the Eno Center for Transportation. Of these transfers,...

Transportation Topics|October 25, 2023|Electric Vehicles, Fuel tax, Highway Trust Fund

House Transportation Lawmakers Spotlight Highway Trust Fund

At the hearing with House lawmakers Oct. 18, Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, suggested the panel scrutinize the account over the coming years. “From a truth-in-budgeting perspective, the choice seems...