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Robert Puentes

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Brookings Metro

Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, Puentes was a senior fellow at Brookings Metro where he also directed the program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. Puentes is currently a nonresident senior fellow with Brookings. Before that Puentes was the director of infrastructure programs at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Puentes has worked extensively on a variety of transportation issues, infrastructure funding and finance, and city and urban planning. Puentes holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia where he served on the Alumni Advisory Board, and was an affiliated professor with Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

Puentes serves on a variety of boards and committees including, most recently, the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity; the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Advisory Board; the Shared Use Mobility Center Board of Directors; New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission; the District of Columbia’s Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; and the Virginia Planning Commission in Fall Church, VA where he lives with his wife and three sons.

Puentes is a frequent speaker to a variety of groups, a regular contributor in newspapers and other media, and has testified before Congressional committees.

Recent publications include: “Have Americans Hit Peak Travel? A Discussion of the Changes in U.S. Driving Habits;” “Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America; Banking on Infrastructure: Enhancing State Revolving Funds for Transportation;” “The Intersection of Place and the Next Economy;” “A Path to Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure;” “Moving Past Gridlock: A Proposal for a Two-Year Transportation Law;” “Investing for Success: Examining a Federal Capital Budget and a National Infrastructure Bank;” “A Bridge to Somewhere: Rethinking American Transportation for the 21st Century;” “A Review of the Land Use Regulations in the Nation's Largest Metropolitan Areas;” “Prosperity at Risk: Toward a Competitive New Jersey;’ and “One Fifth of the Nation: A Profile of Change in America’s First Suburbs.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf51dpxNhbo

Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, Puentes was a senior fellow at Brookings Metro where he also directed the program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. Puentes is currently a nonresident senior fellow with Brookings. Before that Puentes was the director of infrastructure programs at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

Puentes has worked extensively on a variety of transportation issues, infrastructure funding and finance, and city and urban planning. Puentes holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia where he served on the Alumni Advisory Board, and was an affiliated professor with Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

Puentes serves on a variety of boards and committees including, most recently, the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity; the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies Advisory Board; the Shared Use Mobility Center Board of Directors; New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission; the District of Columbia’s Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; and the Virginia Planning Commission in Fall Church, VA where he lives with his wife and three sons.

Puentes is a frequent speaker to a variety of groups, a regular contributor in newspapers and other media, and has testified before Congressional committees.

Recent publications include: “Have Americans Hit Peak Travel? A Discussion of the Changes in U.S. Driving Habits;” “Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America; Banking on Infrastructure: Enhancing State Revolving Funds for Transportation;” “The Intersection of Place and the Next Economy;” “A Path to Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure;” “Moving Past Gridlock: A Proposal for a Two-Year Transportation Law;” “Investing for Success: Examining a Federal Capital Budget and a National Infrastructure Bank;” “A Bridge to Somewhere: Rethinking American Transportation for the 21st Century;” “A Review of the Land Use Regulations in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas;” “Prosperity at Risk: Toward a Competitive New Jersey;’ and “One Fifth of the Nation: A Profile of Change in America’s First Suburbs.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf51dpxNhbo

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