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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.

Full Analysis of FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations for Transportation and Public Works

December 10, 2014 Last night, Congressional negotiators made public the long-awaited text of the omnibus appropriations package for...

Omnibus FY 2015 Appropriations Bill Now Online

December 9, 2014 - 8:21 P.M. The text of the omnibus FY 2015 appropriations package, funding most federal agencies through September...

Overview of Final FY 2015 USDOT Appropriations

December 9, 2014 – 9:05 p.m. Initial overview.  The omnibus package will take the form of a House amendment to the Senate...

Omnibus Appropriations Delayed For Non-Appropriations Reasons

December 9, 2014 – 9:45 A.M. Delays in negotiating non-appropriations provisions of the final omnibus appropriations measure for...

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

How To Get A Transportation User Tax Increase Through the House of Representatives

December 4, 2014 Many observers of transportation debates have long wondered: how do we get a user tax increase through an anti-tax...

Congress Returns For Hectic Final Session

December 2, 2014 – 11:00 A.M. As Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess to face what is supposed to be the last two weeks...

Could Building a Canal In Nicaragua Be the Answer?

BY AARON J. GELLMAN Professor of Management and Strategy, Northwestern University In 2013, Chinese interests revealed their...

Myths Surrounding Devolution of Federal Transportation Programs

As the lame-duck session of Congress approaches, there is nascent optimism within the transportation community that perhaps this could...

The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA21, SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21

November 20, 2014 The following chart shows Highway Trust Fund annual new spending obligation authority granted by Congress...

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

November 20, 2014 As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head...

Congressional Leadership & Committee Elections Begin

November 20, 2014 Members-elect of the upcoming 114th Congress have begun electing party leaders and selecting committee...

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