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 a mission to shape public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and build an network of innovative transportation professionals. 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 Falls Church, VA. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of groups, a regular contributor in newspapers and other media, and has testified before congressional committees.

Overview: Robert Puentes – YouTube

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Metropolitan policy
    • Transportation
    • Infrastructure
    • Urban planning
    • Growth management
    • Suburban issues
    • Housing
  • Current Positions

    • President & CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
    • Affiliated Professor, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
  • Past Positions

    • Senior Fellow and Director of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, Brookings Metro
    • Director of Infrastructure Programs, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
  • Education

    • M.A., University of Virginia, 1998
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