Robert Puentes
Published August 10, 2017
Updated April 16, 2021

Robert Puentes is the president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a non-partisan think tank that aims to improve transportation and promote policy innovation. He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Puentes is an expert on transportation and infrastructure, urban planning, and smart cities.

Puentes serves on a variety of boards including the Shared-Use Mobility Center, UCLA’s Institute of Transportation Studies, and Young Professionals in Transportation.

Recent appointments include the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity, New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission; the Advisory Council of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transportation Reinvention Commission; the District of Columbia’s Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; and the Falls Church, Virginia Planning Commission.

Expertise: Transportation and infrastructure, urban planning, smart cities, metropolitan growth management, suburban issues

Location: Washington, D.C.

Email: RPUENTES@brookings.edu 

Phone: (202) 238-3139

Twitter: @rpuentes 

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