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.

White House Wants Permitting Reform in Next Coronavirus Bill

Last Friday night (May 15), well after ETW had gone out, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the "Heroes Act" that would...

Eno Releases New Report on Congestion Pricing Principles for US Cities

In the United States, cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC are exploring congestion pricing as one...

Trump Nominates New DOT Inspector General; Names PHMSA Administrator As Acting IG

President Trump on May 15 announced that he intends to nominate a replacement for U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General...

Webinar: Congestion Pricing in the United States

This webinar summarizes Eno's latest research report titled Congestion Pricing in the United States: Principles for Developing a Viable...

$3 Trillion House Bill Up for Vote Today; Includes Massive Muni Aid, Frontline Transportation Worker Pay Subsidies

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote late today on a $3+ trillion coronavirus response bill drafted by House...

Op-Ed: Trump Emissions Rule Will Accelerate Climate Change

Despite the current public health and economic emergency, the Trump Administration issued its final rule on vehicle fuel efficiency and...

Transportation Ballot Measures Face COVID-19 Era Test in Ohio

Ohioans cast their ballots in the state’s primary election on Tuesday, April 28. Originally scheduled for March 17, the election had...

COVID Bailouts for States – Should DOTs Get Separate Carve-Outs? Should Pre-COVID Financial Conditions Matter?

This week, Congress passed another round of coronavirus response legislation, this bill (H.R. 266) providing another $483 billion in...

White House (Finally) Announces Szabat Nomination for Under Secretary

After months of rumors and expectations, the White House announced on April 20 that President Trump will formally nominate Joel Szabat,...

Webinar: There’s No Tool Like Curbs: The Powerful Mobility Tool Every City Already Has

Cities are looking to their transportation systems to promote mobility, safety, equity, climate and accessibility goals. Some trends,...

AASHTO Revenue Stopgap Request Letter – April 6 2020

This is a letter from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to Congressional leaders dated...

State DOTs Request $50 Billion in New Federal COVID Assistance, $800 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) yesterday requested $50 billion in emergency federal...

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