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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.

The Road From SAFETEA-LU to GROW AMERICA

Last week we saw the first Administration-authored, publicly released surface transportation bill since 2003. In examining the arc of...

Federal Prohibitions on Toll Roads, How They Got There, and How the GROW AMERICA Act Proposes to Change Them

May 6, 2014 Let’s just say that Congress has been having this debate for a really long time. The first law providing federal...

California: Helping Themselves to a Brighter Future

BY KYLE MOTYCKA Business Development and Proposal Manager - Rail Veolia Transportation Maintenance & Infrastructure,...

America’s Infrastructure Crisis Isn’t Overstated

BY BRIAN PALLASCH Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives American Society of Civil...

Yapping at 35,000 Feet: Should There be a Limit to Personal Electronic Freedom in the Air?

BY CASSIDY If you travel by air as much as I do, I am sure you cannot help but notice how angst- ridden many passengers become when...

Three Ideas for Big City Departments of Transportation

The United States is increasingly a metropolitan nation, with more of the population concentrating in urban areas. The largest of these...

Is It Time to Dismantle the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey?

BY DAVID Z. PLAVIN Like living organisms, public authorities seem to have a finite life cycle. They come into being to serve a...

The Challenge of National Freight Policy: How to Pay For It?

2014 could be the year that a national freight policy begins to take focus in a new authorization bill. There have been several...

Completing Projects With Less Funding: Sound Transit’s Success Story

BY JONI EARL Chief Executive Officer Sound Transit Many transit agencies were hit hard by the recession; what added dimension to...

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2013 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2013   January 16, 2013 issue January 21, 2013 update ...

Labor Day on the Roads, Thanksgiving in the Skies

BY ROGER DOW President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association Last weekend millions of Americans struggled to get where they wanted to go...

Is a Gas Tax Increase Actually Desirable?

New proposed legislation in the House has generated some excitement, at least in the media, about the possibility of a gas tax increase...

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