Issue / Regional governance

Point/Counterpoint: DOT’s New MPO Consolidation Rule

August 10, 2016 This week, we inaugurate a new recurring feature in ETW where we publish a matched set of op-eds giving the pros...

Metropolitan Planning: A History of Success, an Uncertain Future?

(Ed. Note: ETW first reported on this story the week of July 18, 2016. You can read the full story here) Metropolitan Planning...

MPO Consolidation is Often Needed

(Ed. Note: ETW first reported on this story the week of July 18, 2016. You can read the full story here) Both Alex Bond, my...

State Shares of TIGER Grants, FY 2009-2016

Table showing the percentage shares of the TIGER program awarded to each state and territory over the FY 2009-2016 period, comparing...

FHWA/FTA Proposed Rule Would Reshuffle MPOs Nationwide

On June 27th, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration jointly released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on...

USDOT Issues Final Revisions to Metro/State Planning Rule

On May 27th, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) jointly released a final rule...

How Local Governments Should Plan for Driverless Cars

(Ed. Note: This post is based off of a TEDx talk that Lauren Isaac recently gave in Sacramento, CA. You can watch the full talk...

FAST Act Estimated Highway STBGP Sub-Allocations – FY20

Excel spreadsheet from the Federal Highway Administration showing the estimated sub-allocation of Surface Transportation Block Grant...

The Tactical Transportation Toolkit (T3)

Editor's Note: In the coming weeks we will be following up on our Policy Summit with a series of articles by the panelists, speakers,...

1970 White House Transportation Policy Group Meeting

White House memos relating to a December 1, 1970 meeting of the "Transportation Policy  Group" - White House, OMB, and DOT officials...

1970 (Dec. 2) Draft OMB Letter to Highway Bill Conferees

Draft letter from OMB to the conferees on the 1970 highway bill (H.R. 19504) expressing Administration views on items in the bill. The...

Senate Public Works Panel Approves 6-Year, $278 Billion Highway Bill: Now They Wait For Someone Else To Fund It

June 25, 2015 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday approved, by a unanimous vote of 20 to 0, a highway...

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