Governance

Issues & Modes / Governance

Governance is at the core of any transportation issue. Public, private, and nonprofit actors 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 as is shaped to a large extent by a range of different institutional 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 structure has its own implications for funding, equitable and effective service patterns, and economic growth.

Senate Public Works Panel Kicks Off 2021 Infrastructure Hearings

This week, the Senate Environment and Public Work Committee’s hearing on infrastructure investment set some incredibly lofty goals...

Workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Surface Transportation Funding and Policy

This webinar was held live exclusively for members and alumni.  A new administration on the Hill means new staff, new priorities,...

Senate Juggles Subcommittee Chairmanships; Hawaii’s Schatz to Take Over DOT Appropriations

The Senate Appropriations Committee has seen a major shakeup in the leadership of its powerful subcommittee chairmanships, with Brian...

Biden Starts Infrastructure Outreach to Congress with Senate Public Works

President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign of in-person outreach to Congress on infrastructure legislation by meeting in the Oval...

Buttigieg Sworn In As SecDOT, While New Personnel Announced

Pete Buttigieg was sworn in as the 19th United States Secretary of Transportation on the morning of February 3, following a successful...

Senate (Finally) Organizes, Names Committee Assignments for 117th Congress

Yesterday, at long last, the U.S. Senate organized itself for the 117th Congress, one month after that Congress actually convened. A...

New Biden Order Creates Federal Climate-Focused Policy Coordination

President Biden signed a new executive order on January 27 adopting new policies and policymaking structure regarding climate change...

Biden Centralizes Buy America Waiver Process at OMB

President Biden signed an order on January 25 (Executive Order 14005) setting domestic content/preference policies for his...

Full House T&I Membership List for New Congress Named

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has had its membership for the new 117th Congress formally elected, and Democrats...

Senate Sets Buttigieg Vote for Noon Tuesday

The U.S. Senate has scheduled the vote on confirmation of Pete Buttigieg's nomination for Secretary of Transportation to occur at 12...

Buttigieg Impresses Senate Committee at Confirmation Hearing

Pete Buttigieg, President Biden's nominee to serve as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, survived his confirmation hearing before a...

White House Issues Regulatory Freeze, Orders Analysis and Rollback of Trump Regulations

On his first day in office, President Biden and his staff signed a series of orders intended to freeze, and where possible, roll back...

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