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 Hears Private Sector on IIJA Implementation

On Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m., building on the work of its IIJA public sector implementation subcommittee hearing two weeks ago,...

Highway, Rail Nominees Moving Through Committee

Highway and railroad policy nominees will be added to the pending pool from which the Senate usually selects several dozen individuals...

Webinar: The Key to Building Great Communities: Listening for Understanding

When Lynn Peterson began working as a transportation engineer, she was taught to evaluate roadway projects based only on metrics...

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to...

Identity of Next Speaker Uncertain, Wholesale Leadership Change on New Minority Side

An ever-so-narrow takeover of the House of Representatives by Republicans has led to wholesale change and uncertainty in Congressional...

Transition Presents Uncertainty for Appropriations Leaders

At this moment, due to a combination of circumstances including the change in party control of the House, some retirements and...

Transportation at the Ballot Box: A Post-Election Inventory

It’s been just a little over a week since the 2022 midterm elections, and as always, there were quite a few upsets and surprises in...

Senate Holds Hearing on IIJA Implementation

On Tuesday, November 17, the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee...

The Elections and Transportation

An article by Robert Puentes and Jonathan Hammond for the Eno Center for Transportation describes the various ballot measures that will...

Democrats Face House Losses, but Just How Big a Wave?

The midterm jinx for the President’s party is a clearly significant pattern, and it’s not hard to miss. Here are how each...

Senate Control Likely to Be a Close Call in 2022 Races

The U.S. Senate is currently tied at 50 seats apiece for the two parties (counting two technical independents who caucus with, and...

Changes in Transportation Committee Leaders Driven Largely by Retirements and Term Limits

Many of the changes in control of Congressional transportation policy and funding that will take effect next year are guaranteed no...

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