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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.

New FHWA Analysis Shows Devolution “TEA” Bill Requires $50 Billion in Additional Trust Fund Bailout Money

January 14, 2015 A recent Federal Highway Administration analysis (performed at Congressional request) of the “devolution”...

House Hearing Examines FAA Certification Processes

January 21, 2015 On January 21, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on reforming and streamlining...

Highway Trust Fund (HTF) Reference Page

This page has moved to an easier-to-remember URL: enotrans.org/HTF  

The Perils of Flat Funding

In the weeks leading up to the federal surface transportation vote on a short-term extension, a few members of Congress started touting...

Decline in U.S. Shipbuilding Industry: A Cautionary Tale of Foreign Subsidies Destroying U.S. Jobs

Today there is growing concern over the impact of subsidies by some foreign governments on U.S. airlines and the entire U.S....

Transit Gets 28% Higher Growth Rate Than Highways Under DRIVE Act

August 12, 2015 Under the Senate-passed DRIVE Act, mass transit spending from the Highway Trust Fund at the end of the three-year...

1965 White House Highway Beautification Strategy Memos (July 30 – August 18)

August 14, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is a series of internal memoranda from 50 years ago this month relating to...

Fall Outlook: Many Miles To Go Before Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Bill Is Completed

August 12, 2015 The dust has settled, and both chambers of Congress have now left the nation’s capital, not to return until...

1965 Moyers Memos to Develop 1966 Transportation Legislative Proposals

August 6, 2015 Fifty years ago today, Presidential adviser Bill Moyers convened a meeting of White House staff with representatives...

July 30, 2015 9:52 a.m. – House and Senate Almost Over DRIVE

July 30, 2015 The Senate today is expected to pass both short-term and longer-term surface transportation legislation that will lay...

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...

Senate Brings Up Unrelated Vehicle To Take For A DRIVE

July 24, 2015 This morning, the Senate took a number of steps to get debate going on its surface transportation bill, the DRIVE Act,...

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