Tag Archive for: Mass Transit

Tokyo Metro offers free noodles to help thin out rush hour crowds

Robert Puentes of the Eno Center for Transportation tells NPR that although numerous subway systems in the U.S. experience lamentable overcrowding during rush hour, none offer perks like food vouchers to commuters who are willing…

Regionwide bus route overhaul to start next year

Eno’s President and CEO Rob Puentes is chairing the Bus Transformation Project’s Executive Steering Committee, which will make recommendations to help speed up buses and provide better service in the DC area.

Region’s bus network is too slow, complex, and increasingly threatened by competition, analysis says

Eno and the Boston Consulting Group presented to the DC Metro board the factors contributing to steep Metrobus ridership declines.

Tokyo’s Metro Is Betting Free Soba Noodles Can Help Ease Congestion

Tokyo’s metro system is offering free soba noodles for riders who travel early – Eno’s Rob Puentes says there’s nothing quite like it in the U.S.

Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

Rob Puentes says newer transit systems out West are growing and haven’t started to experience the pains of rehabilitation experienced by legacy systems on the East Coast.

Will the ‘rethinking’ of the Washington region’s bus network lead anywhere?

Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes says the goal of rethinking DC’s bus network should be to talk about bus service as a region rather than as individual systems.

Transit Industry Survey Finds Customer Experience is Vital

Transdev is partnering with the Eno Center for Transportation in analyzing and disseminating the U.S. results from a survey of transit leaders in five countries.

Extension of Phoenix rail debated in Latino community

Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes says there’s no substitute for community outreach.

NJ Transit incident serves as alarming reminder of nation’s infrastructure woes

Eno’s recent report, “Tools for a Smoother Ride,” urges transit agencies to better manage routine repair and upkeep to help avoid incidents like a metal bracket piercing through a NJ Transit train last week.

Lower Bucks has a smog problem; this spring was the worst in a decade

In an article about air pollution in Bucks County, PA, Eno Senior Fellow Jeff Davis explains the split between federal funding for roads/highways and public transportation.