Report: Reforming America’s Transportation System

In February 2019 the Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) and the Reason Foundation (Reason) convened a three-day workshop (the Workshop) at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) near Tarrytown, New York. Supported by RBF, with additional funding from Smith Richardson Foundation (SRF), the Workshop brought together twenty-four scholars and executives, expert in transportation policy, finance, operations, technology, and environment.

This report is not a summary or consensus statement of the Workshop’s proceedings. The discussions were exploratory and wide-ranging, and this report identifies significant issues, areas of common concern, and broad themes that emerged. Together, the participants hope that they can motivate further discussion among those who participated and other transportation thought leaders. The intent is that the discussions and exchanges of ideas and experiences will lead to recommendations for specific governance and institutional reforms recognizing the critical influence of transportation policies, investments, and operations on American society.