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.

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week

Looking Beyond Infrastructure Week Infrastructure Week 2022 starts on Monday, May 16. After a decade of coordinated (and...

Biden’s Cure for High Gasoline Prices? The 2021 Infrastructure Bill

"The Biden infrastructure law should produce reduced demand for gasoline once projects now being allocated funding [are]...

Transit agencies struggle to access funding, rights-of-way, due to complex governance structures

Public transit agencies are busy creating new strategies to deal with multiple problems, said Paul Lewis, chief finance officer...

Buttigieg Talks Workforce, IIJA Implementation With Senate Panel

Transportation workforce issues were front and center when Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before the Senate...

Norman Mineta as Mayor and Legislator

Some parts of the life story of Norman Mineta, who passed away this week at the age of 90, are nationally famous – how his family’s...

Biden Signs Bill Renaming USDOT Headquarters

President Biden today signed the bill S. 400 into law, naming the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building the "William...

Webinar: What is next for MOD: Lessons from Los Angeles’ MOD Pilot During COVID

In January 2019, LA Metro launched a first-mile, last-mile mobility on demand (MOD) pilot with Via, offering shared rides to and from...

Workforce Issues Front-and-Center in Congress

Last year, the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report concluding that the United States is...

White House Issues IIJA “Stewardship” Guidance

The Biden Administration today issued a "stewardship" memo to all federal agencies regarding their implementation of the bipartisan...

Tackling Governance in Transit Megaprojects – Key Lessons from Eno’s Examination of Transit Governance in Austin

Over two dozen new rail transit projects are set to open for service across the United States by 2030. There will likely be even more...

Scott Lifts “Holds” on USDOT Nominees

Sen. Rick Scott (F-FL) this week lifted "holds" he had placed on pending nominees for positions at the U.S. Department of...

Austin’s Project Connect: Independent Review of Governance and Leadership

With the passage of Proposition A in 2020, Austin voters gave their approval to an ambitious, far-reaching vision for the region's...

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