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.

Administration Issues Final Changes to NEPA Implementing Regulations

The Trump Administration has issued the final rule updating the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)...

Webinar: Best Practices for Incorporating Equity into Performance-Based Processes

Recent events have further highlighted the systemic inequities built into American society, and our transportation infrastructure is no...

Webinar: 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,...

House Appropriators Advance FY21 Transportation Funding

Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $233 billion appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation...

Road to Recovery Webinar: DIY City: How Small Actions Can Solve Big Problems

Cities and metropolitan areas around the world face immense challenges today. In a new posthumous book, renowned urban planner Hank...

House DOT Appropriations Bill for FY21 Tries to Fund Party Priorities in Tight Budget Environment

At 11 a.m. this morning, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft fiscal year 2021 Transportation-Housing...

FY 2021 House USDOT Appropriations Bill – Funding Table

This a three-page PDF file showing the account-level appropriations and limitations made by the draft fiscal 2021...

Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience

In this webinar, Saba Long and Alice Grossman will talk about why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an...

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a...

Road to Recovery Webinar: John Porcari

This webinar is led by John Porcari, who served as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation during the 2009 recession. He will discuss...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Jennifer Aument

Jennifer Aument leads the development and operations of major toll roads in North America on behalf of Transurban – one of the...

Op-Ed: Transportation and the Police Part 2: The Enforcement Problem in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

This article is the second piece in a Transportation and the Police op-ed series by Eno's Romic Aevaz. You can read the first article...

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