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.

Virginia: Birthplace of Precedents

ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Eno Board of Advisors In January 2013, it was hard to imagine how the ambition of...

The Future of the Northeast Corridor

BY RICHARD J. LORBON Chief, NEC Infrastructure and Investment Development, Amtrak The National Passenger Railroad Corporation...

Three Pragmatic Initiatives for the Incoming Secretary of Transportation

The advice often given to incoming members of the President’s Cabinet is to pick three issues on which to focus their energy, because...

The Future of the Northeast Corridor

Editor's Note: This article appeared in the June 2013 edition of Eno Brief. By: Richard J. Lobron Chief, NEC Infrastructure and...

Design-Build: Doing More With Existing Resources

BY RICHARD THOMAS, LCP Director, State & Local Legislative Affairs, Design-Build Institute of America Passing legislation in...

Why is Air Traffic Control a Government Function?

Last week the sequester finally began hitting Congress where it hurts – by snarling air traffic and delaying flights. The Federal...

Investing in Seaports Pays Dividends

BY KURT NAGLE President, American Association of Port Authorities Every four years since 1988, the American Society of Civil...

Introducing Policy Change: The Case of Knives on Planes

Last month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled a plan to permit some items that had been previously banned back...

Transportation as Utility

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Three New Visionary Ideas for the President

When President Obama gave his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, the transportation community reaction was mixed. The...

An Incomplete Agenda for the Nation’s Transportation System

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Policy Consultant, Former Deputy Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology...

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of...

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