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.

Eno Releases New Rail Transit Project Delivery Report

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides public transportation programs with $90 billion in guaranteed funding over...

Manchin Permitting Reforms Revealed; Senate Test Vote on Tuesday

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has finally released the text of his environmental permitting reform bill, which Congressional leaders have...

Senate Confirms Hutcheson to Head FMCSA

The U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon confirmed the nomination of Robin Hutcheson to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Webinar: On the Right Track: Rail Transit Project Delivery Around the World

Eno’s newest study builds the ongoing initiative to improve transit rail project delivery in the United States. In On the Right...

FHWA Nominee Sails Through Senate Confirmation Hearing

Here's a hint for future Administrations looking to choose a nominee to run the Federal Highway Administration who will get through a...

Innovative ‘Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’ in Northern Virginia to Open on Time this Year

As Jeff Davis, a Senior Fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, recently noted: “If sustained highway cost inflation averages...

Transportation May Be Left Out of Permitting Reform

As part of his deal with Democratic leaders to gain his support for the budget reconciliation bill, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has also...

Biden Names Former CO, DE Transportation Chief Shailen Bhatt to Head FHWA

President Biden yesterday nominated Shailen Bhatt, former secretary of transportation in two different state governments (Colorado and...

Phil Washington Nominated to Run FAA

As predicted in the Seattle Times on June 9, President Biden on July 6 announced that he has selected Phil Washington, the head of the...

The Present and the Future of Women Leading Transportation

Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1977. The 8,000+ member...

DOT Launches 5-Year, $1B Grant Program Targeting Highway Removal and More

The Biden administration this week kicked off a first-of-its-kind federal grant program to help communities nationwide address...

Nominations News: Senate Panel OK’s FMCSA Head, MWAA Board Member; POTUS Makes STB Nominee; Sully Out at ICAO

There was a smattering of transportation nomination news in Washington this week. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation...

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