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.

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,...

House Aviation Panel Looks at 737 MAX Certification

On May 15, the House Aviation Subcommittee held its first hearing on the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration certified...

Senate Confirms Rosen for DOJ Post by Party-Line Vote

May 17, 2019 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General of the...

Senate Committee Gets Update on “FAST-41” Project Delivery Acceleration

Alex Herrgott held court in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 2 to update the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...

Eno Staff to Participate in Infrastructure Week 2019

May 9, 2019 Eno staff will participate in several events during Infrastructure Week, May 13-20, 2019. Register for our webinars and...

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 3: the Hoover Commission Task Forces (Robert Moses vs. the Brookings Institution)

May 3, 2019 In part one of this series we summarized the various attempts to reorganize the federal governments’ roles in...

Trump Nominates New CFO for USDOT

May 3, 2019 President Trump has (finally) nominated a Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a post that...

Senate Goes Nuclear (Again), Increasing Likelihood of Confirmation of Transportation Nominees

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) used the so-called "nuclear option" to change Senate procedures to cut the...

Nicole R. Nason Confirmed as New Federal Highway Administrator

March 29, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, the U.S. Senate yesterday voted to confirm the...

Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations

March 29, 2019 In response to the two recent Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Senate Subcommittee on...

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