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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 Bose to Head FRA; Still No FHWA, PHMSA Nominees

The U.S. Senate on January 12 confirmed Amit Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a bipartisan 68 to 29...

Most Transportation Nominees Sent Back to Committee; FRA Nominee To Get Vote Next Week

An antiquated Senate rule and the general level of partisan dysfunction in the chamber caused most of President Biden's pending...

How Is President Biden’s DOT Nomination Pace Going?

Now that President Biden's first year in office is almost expired, we can begin to judge his success at proposing nominees for the...

New York’s transit agency is its lifeblood. The pandemic puts its future at a crossroads

“It’s hard to overstate the challenges that transit around the country has been facing as a result of COVID,” said Robert...

Congestion pricing can be equitable, if done right

“Singapore, London, and Stockholm each saw drops in vehicle emissions after congestion pricing was introduced”—in these cases,...

Senate Ends Annual Session; Most Pending Transpo Nominees to be Sent Back to White House

The Senate has ceased business for the year and cannot return until noon on January 3. Almost all pending transportation-related...

DOT Nominees Held Up on Senate Floor As 3 More Get Committee Hearing

Yesterday, three more nominees for senior posts at the U.S. Department of Transportation got their hearing before a Senate committee,...

Former DOT General Counsel Thomson to Coordinate Infrastructure Law Implementation

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation formally announced that former USDOT General Counsel Katie Thomson is returning to the...

Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much

Romic Aevaz, a policy analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation who led another recent study on transit construction costs,...

Peter DeFazio to Retire, Setting Off Race to Fill Head Dem Slot on T&I Panel

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced this week that he will not seek...

Senate Confirms Sullenberger to ICAO, Tees Up NMB Vote Next Week

The U.S. Senate on December 2 confirmed former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger to be the U.S. Ambassador to the...

The States Benefiting the Most From the Infrastructure Deal

“The formula story is a ridiculous, yet sad one,” says Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, a...

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