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Issue / Governance

Governance is at the core of any transportation issue. Public agencies are the machinery that enables the economy to function, compete effectively for employers and labor, and foster innovation. The ability of agencies to respond to changing and expanding demands varies across the country, shaped to a large extent by individual governance and organizational structures. Governance determines who makes decisions about capital and operating plans and sets out a process for how those decisions are made. Each type of governance structure has its own implications for funding, equitable and effective service patterns, and economic growth.

Senate Confirms Trottenberg; White House Officially Nominates 4 More to Senior DOT Posts

Polly Trottenberg is finally an official employee of the U.S. Department of Transportation. She was sworn in as Deputy Secretary on...

America Has Long Favored Cars Over Trains and Buses. Can Biden Change That?

“When a lot of money is raining down from the top, states and localities will do whatever they can to get that money,” said Paul...

Officials and Stakeholders React to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31st, President Joe Biden unveiled his "American Jobs Plan." President Biden’s latest investment proposal stands...

Rapid Response Webinar: Biden’s American Jobs Plan and Transportation

The White House just released a detailed summary of President Biden's $2.3 trillion federal investment plan, the "American Jobs Plan."...

Buttigieg Faces First Congressional Hearing as SecDOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for five hours...

Senate Committee Hearing on Rebuilding America’s Transportation Infrastructure

On March 24, 2021, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation met for a hearing entitled, “Driving the Road to...

Trottenberg Nomination Will Be First Senate Business When Easter-Passover Recess Ends

Before the Senate left town yesterday for the traditional two-week Easter-Passover recess, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)...

What’s Doable If Democrats Go It Alone on Infrastructure

Congress could tweak the rate of the motor fuels tax -- the main source of money for the Highway Trust Fund -- under reconciliation...

The Last Time A Surface Transportation Bill Was Earmarked: SAFETEA-LU’s “Above-the-Line” Highway Earmarks

(Since the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently announced that his panel will bring back...

State-by-State Distribution of SAFETEA-LU “Above-the-Line” Highway Earmarks

This is a 2-page PDF table from the January 17, 2006 issue of Transportation Weekly that shows the state-by-state distribution of the...

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Jeff Davis hopes lawmakers will tread cautiously. “I just hope they can restrain themselves,” he said.  

Transportation gets a big boost in recovery package but still faces an uncertain future

Jeff Davis said funding in the new measure will provide transit agencies with enough money to weather the pandemic, providing a cushion...

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