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.

Peter DeFazio to Retire, Setting Off Race to Fill Head Dem Slot on T&I Panel

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced this week that he will not seek...

Senate Confirms Sullenberger to ICAO, Tees Up NMB Vote Next Week

The U.S. Senate on December 2 confirmed former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger to be the U.S. Ambassador to the...

Senate Panel Approves DOT, FMC Nominees, but Sen. Scott Puts Hold on All DOT Noms

On November 17, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved two more Presidential nominees for transportation...

House Passes Bill Naming USDOT Headquarters Building After Norm Mineta

On November 4, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 4679) naming the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters...

White House Names 3 More DOT Nominees; 4 Others Approved in Committee

This week, President Biden transmitted three more U.S. Department of Transportation nominees to the Senate, while the Commerce, Science...

White House Issues First Round of NEPA Regulation Re-Rewrites

This week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued the first of multiple forthcoming rules undoing changes made by the Trump...

The Case for Better Rail Transit Routing to Maximize Public Benefits

This article is focused on aspects of Eno’s latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit...

The High Cost of Over-Customized Transit Stations

Public transit stations are an important part of the communities they serve. Good design can have a positive impact on riders and help...

The Case Against Mega Contracts in Mega Transit Projects

This article is focused on aspects of Eno’s latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

Webinar: A New Paradigm for Rail Planning, Funding, & Implementation

In July 2021, the Northeast Corridor Commission released CONNECT NEC 2035 (C35), the most ambitious reinvestment program in the...

Eno Expands International Transit Construction Cost Analysis with New Projects and Case Studies

In July, the Eno Center for Transportation published a major report investigating the high costs and long timelines of rail transit...

Building the Public Sector Workforce Capacity to Build Transit Better

This article is focused on aspects of Eno’s latest report: Saving Time and Making Cents: A Blueprint for Building Transit Better. For...

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