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 Committee Looks at Federal Roles in AV Safety

On Wednesday, November 20, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the safety of highly automated...

Senate Confirms USDOT Budget, FMC Nominees

The U.S. Senate on November 21 confirmed two Trump Administration nominees for transportation posts, by unanimous consent. John...

USDOT Announces $883M in FY19 BUILD Grant Recipients

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that 55 projects in 35 states will be receiving grants under the fiscal year...

FY 2019 BUILD Grants: Meeting the Terms of the FY 2019 DOT Appropriations Act

Here are the terms written into the text of the fiscal 2019 Department of Transportation Appropriations Act (Title I of Division G of...

Transit and Road Measures Fare Well, but State Revenue Collection Takes a Hit: Takeaways from Election Night

Throughout 2019, voters in 31 states decided on over 200 transportation-related ballot measures totaling nearly $19 billion in...

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a November 13 markup session (10:00 a.m., G-50 Dirksen) with a...

Rideshare Taxes, State Revenue Limits, and Major Transit Bonds: Top 10 Ballot Measures to Watch in November

This November —in addition to a slew of gubernatorial, state legislative, and mayoral elections—voters across 20 states will decide...

Eno Reviews the Governance of DC’s Contracted Circulator and Streetcar Services

After nearly 15 years in operation, the DC Circulator is now an integral part of the city’s transportation system. The Streetcar has...

Reducing Transportation Emissions, Improving Air Quality Recurring Themes at Global Cities Climate Summit

On October 10 and 11, nearly 2,000 global city leaders from the public, private, and civic sectors gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark, for...

Governance and Institutional Reform in Transportation: Results of an Eno Workshop

Policymaking, planning, and decision-making tools that were designed for the past may not be appropriate for assessing and addressing...

Senate Subcommittee Revisits Air Traffic Control Modernization

Hopes for air traffic control (ATC) reform, a proposal that Eno has investigated in the past, were dashed last Congress when attempts...

Redefining Transportation Training

Just-in-time (JIT) isn’t a phrase applied only to manufacturing. While in the past JIT revolutionized how companies created goods, it...

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