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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.

Democrats to Decide Ranking Slot on T&I Next Week After Larsen Wins Preliminary Endorsement

The House Democratic Caucus will vote next week whether to select Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) or Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) as...

Senate Clears Defense/Water/Coast Guard Bill After Rejecting Manchin Permitting Amendment

Last night, the Senate voted to approve the 4,310-page legislative behemoth based on the national defense authorization bill (NDAA),...

GAO Sets Up Likely Veto Showdown Between Congress and Biden Next Year Over Pollack Memo

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a six-page ruling determining that the December 2021 "Pollack memo" urging...

Senate Confirms Bhatt to Run FHWA; Amtrak Nominees Expected to Wait in Limbo

The U.S. Senate on December 8 confirmed Shailen Bhatt to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, by voice...

Inflation Is Cutting into States’ Big Infrastructure Windfall

“It’s still eating away slowly but surely,” said Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington,...

Senate Committee Hears Private Sector on IIJA Implementation

On Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m., building on the work of its IIJA public sector implementation subcommittee hearing two weeks ago,...

Highway, Rail Nominees Moving Through Committee

Highway and railroad policy nominees will be added to the pending pool from which the Senate usually selects several dozen individuals...

Webinar: The Key to Building Great Communities: Listening for Understanding

When Lynn Peterson began working as a transportation engineer, she was taught to evaluate roadway projects based only on metrics...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to...

Identity of Next Speaker Uncertain, Wholesale Leadership Change on New Minority Side

An ever-so-narrow takeover of the House of Representatives by Republicans has led to wholesale change and uncertainty in Congressional...

Transition Presents Uncertainty for Appropriations Leaders

At this moment, due to a combination of circumstances including the change in party control of the House, some retirements and...

Transportation at the Ballot Box: A Post-Election Inventory

It’s been just a little over a week since the 2022 midterm elections, and as always, there were quite a few upsets and surprises in...

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