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.

Trump to Nominate Former Delta VP to Head FAA

March 21, 2019 President Trump on March 19 made the long-awaited announcement that he will nominate Stephen Dickson, a longtime...

As Trump Administration Proposes Cuts, Rail Stakeholders Ask for Increased, Reliable Funding

March 22, 2019 Just a day after the White House released their budget proposal for 2020, which would significantly cut funding for...

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

Amtrak Requests $141 Million Cut in Its Own Budget

March 21, 2019 Amtrak (formally the National Rail Passenger Corporation) sent its fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress yesterday...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on investment in...

The FY20 Budget: USDOT Competitive Grant Programs

March 20, 2019 What a difference a year makes. In its fiscal 2019 budget request, the Trump Administration requested zero dollars...

The FY20 Budget: Highway Trust Fund Assumptions

March 19, 2019 The details of the President's budget proposal for fiscal 2020 make it clear that, if the Trump Administration has a...

$3.2 Billion in General Fund Highway Funding Apportioned to States

March 19, 2019 The Federal Highway Administration, in a funding notice (N4510.835) dated March 15, formally gave states DOTs $3.2...

The FY20 Budget: Discretionary Appropriation Caps and Proposals

March 19, 2019 As part of the release of the supporting documentation for the 2020 budget request, the Office of Management and...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Tax and Fee Assumptions

March 19, 2019 In the full fiscal year 2020 federal budget request released this week, the assumptions for the tax receipts of...

FY20 New Starts Report Still Rates Gateway Projects Medium-Low, Making Them Ineligible for Federal Funding

March 15, 2019 As part of the Trump Administration's fiscal 2020 budget (slow your) rollout, the Federal Transit Administration this...

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