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.

FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX

An emotionally charged House Aviation Subcommittee safety hearing on July 17 featured testimony from  Paul Njoroge and Michael Stumo,...

Contentious House Hearing Looks At Transit New Start Program

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit this week held a contentious hearing to examine the Federal Transit Administration's...

Senate Vote on FAA Nominee Set for Next Week

Senate floor votes on the nomination of Stephen Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration have been set for...

House Passes Defense Bill Carrying Chinese Transit Railcar Ban

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a $733 billion Pentagon authorization bill (H.R. 2500) that includes a provision...

Under Secretary Leaves DOT for OMB

July 12, 2019 Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan has left the Department of Transportation to take a senior post...

House Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

June 27, 2019 This week, the House of Representatives debated and passed a five-bill package of appropriations measures that...

House to Debate FY20 USDOT Budget Monday

June 21, 2019 The House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the U.S. Department of Transportation budget for fiscal year 2020...

House Panel Lets Pilots, Airlines Discuss 737 MAX

A June 19 hearing of the House Aviation Subcommittee explored the perspectives of airlines, pilots, and other stakeholders on the...

FY20 Starts Slowly in House; Transportation-HUD Spending at Rules Next Week

June 14, 2019 The House of Representatives finally started considering general appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 this week,...

Nurturing Our Networks: An Op-Ed

May 21, 2019 The future of transportation and our role in that future is rapidly changing. Three current forces are converging and...

House Subcommittee Approves FY20 Transportation-HUD Bill

May 23, 2019  This morning, the House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing Appropriations formally approved the draft fiscal year...

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing

Stephen Dickson, the nominee for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science,...

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