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.

Webinar: What is next for MOD: Lessons from Los Angeles’ MOD Pilot During COVID

In January 2019, LA Metro launched a first-mile, last-mile mobility on demand (MOD) pilot with Via, offering shared rides to and from...

Workforce Issues Front-and-Center in Congress

Last year, the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) released a report concluding that the United States is...

White House Issues IIJA “Stewardship” Guidance

The Biden Administration today issued a "stewardship" memo to all federal agencies regarding their implementation of the bipartisan...

Tackling Governance in Transit Megaprojects – Key Lessons from Eno’s Examination of Transit Governance in Austin

Over two dozen new rail transit projects are set to open for service across the United States by 2030. There will likely be even more...

Scott Lifts “Holds” on USDOT Nominees

Sen. Rick Scott (F-FL) this week lifted "holds" he had placed on pending nominees for positions at the U.S. Department of...

Austin’s Project Connect: Independent Review of Governance and Leadership

With the passage of Proposition A in 2020, Austin voters gave their approval to an ambitious, far-reaching vision for the region's...

Guest Op-Ed: What Streets Are Today, What Streets Should Be Tomorrow

The COVID pandemic upended our way of life. As of early April 2022, nearly a million people in the US have died from the disease, and...

Biden Names New FMCSA Head; Senate Confirms Syed As Nomination Backlog Builds

Yesterday, President Biden made one new Department of Transportation nomination while the Senate confirmed a second one, but the...

Transportation Department Outlines $20B for Transit Available This Year Through Infrastructure Law

Even with this large amount of federal funds, current practices could eat up too much time and money. The Eno Center for...

Aviation Program Offset Blows Budget Hole in Senate’s COVID-19 Aid Plan

The new CBO baseline will align with the Biden administration’s projection for the aviation program, said Jeff Davis, a...

Guest Op-Ed: Micromobility Toward the Future – An Opportunity Arose in the Pandemic

If we attempt to depict the future of transportation, it might be low carbon, unmanned, shared, or electrified. On the other hand, it...

Guest Op-Ed: America Needs to Invest in Universal Road User Education

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and over 800,000 lives lost in the U.S., the number of road user deaths could...

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