Joint Session Of Congress Tallies Electoral Votes

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.

House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues

March 5, 2015 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to raise awareness of the upcoming Federal...

Recess Is Over

September 8, 2015 Congress returns to the nation’s capital tonight to start off a fall that will see periods of intense activity...

Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?

It has been six years since the transportation community had the opportunity to mull over a six-year transportation bill written by a...

Carper Introduces 16 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Increase In Senate

August 12, 2015 As the Senate was adjourning for the August recess, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced legislation that would...

FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

August 12, 2015 Among the “must-pass” items that Congress must address in September is a law extending the Airport and Airway...

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes

August 12, 2015 Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the...

Senate Confirms FHWA, PHMSA Nominees; Receives FMCSA, NTSB Nods

August 12, 2015 Before every long recess or adjournment, Senate leaders usually try to negotiate the confirmation of a large package...

FINAL Updated House T&I Membership List

January 21, 2015 Last week, we did not realize that House Democrats are so pressed for committee slots that they now consider Armed...

Senate Appropriations “Cardinals,” House T&I Ranking Members Named

January 21, 2015 Yesterday, new Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) finally named his subcommittee chairmen...

Discretionary Spending Situation For 2016 Becomes Clearer

January 21, 2015 On January 12, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated estimate of the maximum levels of discretionary...

State of the Union, Other Announcements Preview Admin. Transportation Agenda Including New Bonds

January 21, 2015 President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and once again...

Discussions of Gas Tax Increase To Fix HTF Continue; But Still No Administration or House GOP Support

January 21, 2015 In recent weeks, some key Republican Senators have expressed openness to discussing an increase in federal motor...

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