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.
Areas of Expertise
- Metropolitan policy
- Urban planning
- Growth management
- Suburban issues
- President & CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
- Affiliated Professor, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
- Senior Fellow and Director of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, Brookings Metro
- Director of Infrastructure Programs, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
- M.A., University of Virginia, 1998