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.

July 1949 Exchange of Letters Between Hoover and Truman

This PDF file is an exchange of letters between former President Herbert Hoover and President Harry S. Truman in July 1949. First is...

Bridging the Gap: Sustaining UAS Progress While Pursuing a Regulatory Framework

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) offer a stunning range of capabilities to connect people with goods and services that may normally be...

Increased Focus on Environmental Justice in Federal Transportation Policy Proposals

All federal agencies, including the USDOT, have had a mandate to incorporate environmental justice into their missions since 1994. The...

Webinar: Sustaining UAS Progress While Pursuing a Permanent Regulatory Framework

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can potentially offer a wide range of capabilities and connect people with goods and services. They can...

Webinar: Ballots for Buses: Local Option Transportation Sales Taxes in California

California counties have held nearly 100 elections over four decades to consider imposing local option sales taxes (LOSTs) to fund...

Guest Op-Ed: Transportation and Health: America’s Longstanding Disconnect

Ross Peterson is a consultant and subject matter expert with over fifteen-years' experience in public and community transportation...

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Rail Board, DOT IG Nominees

Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on four pending nominees to transportation...

Guest Op-Ed: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

The Eno Center for Transportation’s publication of my white paper, Increasing Access to Essential Health Functions: The Role of...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Double the Trouble: Evacuations During COVID-19

In this webinar, join a discussion about ongoing research and efforts to address evacuations from disasters and emergencies amidst the...

The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs, services,...

Nomination News: STB May Get Full Membership, Szabat Approved by Committee

This week, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the nomination of Joel Szabat to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, and...

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