Issue / Federal Governance

Republican Strength in the U.S. House, 1913-2015

November 20, 2014 The 63rd Congress (1913-1915) was the first where the U.S. House membership was raised to its current level of...

Senate R’s To Vote On HTF Scoring Rule

November 10, 2014 As part of their organizational conference later this week, Senate Republicans who will serve in the upcoming...

Lame-Duck Agenda Expected To Be Limited

November 10, 2014 Congress returns this week for a post-election “lame duck” session of Congress in which party leaders will...

Election Results Will Lead To Major Shakeups On Capitol Hill

November 10, 2014 Republicans took back control of the U.S. Senate in last week’s elections, and in the House of Representatives,...

RAISE USER FEES: The Road to Good Highway Policy

BY TOM McNAMARA Transportation Consultant, and former UDOT policy staff, OST Good highway policy is difficult to achieve....

Improving Transportation Performance: Time to Focus on Operations

Congress has been able to accomplish very little this year, but one thing they agreed they needed to do was avoid insolvency in the...

Tolling in Japan: Should the U.S. Follow Its Lead?

BY MICAH HIMMEL Research Director, Japan International Transport Institute, USA Toll roads serve an important role in ensuring...

Tolling in Japan: Should the U.S. Follow Its Lead?

By Micah Himmel Toll roads serve an important role in ensuring regional and national mobility in Japan, which has a lengthy history of...

Crude Oil by Rail: The Industry is Changing

BY STEVEN R. DITMEYER Adjunct Professor of Railway Management, Michigan State University An old adage says the railroad industry is...

Infrastructure in the United States: The Dangers of Living Below Our Means

BY LESLIE BLAKEY President & Executive Director, Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors Infrastructure was at...

The Federal Role in Aviation

Congress continues to do very little as we head toward the midterm election, but one issue that continues to come up is that of...

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