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.

Ballot’s Up: A 2022 Retrospective

With the dust finally settled from the 2022 midterm elections and new (as well as incumbent) elected officials sworn in over the...

Guest Op-Ed: Increasingly Autonomous Flight and Operations: Airspace Integration Considerations

There is much interest in autonomous systems and their operations in the national airspace system. When it comes to autonomous systems,...

Committees, Most Subcommittees Set for 118th Congress

Slowly but surely, the new 118th Congress is organizing, with the Senate finally naming members to committees yesterday afternoon....

Moving MaaS: The Situation in Singapore

Today, city inhabitants have access to almost a dozen different modes of transportation. However, almost a dozen different modes of...

1971 UMTA Feasibility Study for Federal Mass Transit Operating Subsidies

This 139-page PDF file is the study commissioned by section 9of the Urban Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 1970. That law required...

Should Federal Grants Favor Highway Repair Over Expansion?

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said it’s already clear that the Biden administration plans to direct...

Congress’s Messy ‘Fix-It-First’ Fight Heats Up

“Enactment of a CRA resolution doesn’t just overturn the rulemaking; it sows the earth with salt,” wrote Jeff Davis of Eno...

17 New Republicans Named to House T&I; Tom Cole to Chair THUD Appropriations

This week, a House Republican leadership panel named 17 new members to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (subject...

Schumer Calls for Quick Confirmation of Phil Washington to FAA

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a public statement on January 15 calling for the quick confirmation of Phil...

McCarthy (Finally) Makes Progress Towards Getting Speakership

After a week of gridlock, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) finally made progress towards getting a majority of the House to...

Biden Re-Nominates FAA, Amtrak, FMC Nominees

When the Senate adjourned sine die at the end of the 117th Congress, at 11:30 a.m. on January 3, all pending legislation died, and all...

Larsen to Take Lead Democratic Role on House T&I Panel

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has announced that she was dropping her bid to replace the retiring Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) as the...

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