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.

Tolling in Japan: Should the U.S. Follow Its Lead?

By Micah Himmel Toll roads serve an important role in ensuring regional and national mobility in Japan, which has a lengthy history of...

Crude Oil by Rail: The Industry is Changing

BY STEVEN R. DITMEYER Adjunct Professor of Railway Management, Michigan State University An old adage says the railroad industry is...

Superstorm Sandy: Adaptation and Resilience in the Tolling Industry

BY PATRICK D. JONES Executive Director & CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association The International Bridge,...

Infrastructure in the United States: The Dangers of Living Below Our Means

BY LESLIE BLAKEY President & Executive Director, Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors Infrastructure was at...

The Federal Role in Aviation

Congress continues to do very little as we head toward the midterm election, but one issue that continues to come up is that of...

The U.S. Export-Import Bank: A Government Agency Worth Fighting For

BY REBECCA UFKES Executive Vice President, UEC Electronics America plays a vital role in global transportation, both as a service...

The Road From SAFETEA-LU to GROW AMERICA

Last week we saw the first Administration-authored, publicly released surface transportation bill since 2003. In examining the arc of...

Federal Prohibitions on Toll Roads, How They Got There, and How the GROW AMERICA Act Proposes to Change Them

May 6, 2014 Let’s just say that Congress has been having this debate for a really long time. The first law providing federal...

California: Helping Themselves to a Brighter Future

BY KYLE MOTYCKA Business Development and Proposal Manager - Rail Veolia Transportation Maintenance & Infrastructure,...

America’s Infrastructure Crisis Isn’t Overstated

BY BRIAN PALLASCH Managing Director of Government Relations and Infrastructure Initiatives American Society of Civil...

Yapping at 35,000 Feet: Should There be a Limit to Personal Electronic Freedom in the Air?

BY CASSIDY If you travel by air as much as I do, I am sure you cannot help but notice how angst- ridden many passengers become when...

Three Ideas for Big City Departments of Transportation

The United States is increasingly a metropolitan nation, with more of the population concentrating in urban areas. The largest of these...

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