There is no one perfect model for public transit governance and finance in the United States. However, in several places, officials are reexamining how decisions about investments and operations are made and whether they respond to the needs of transit riders and workers and the local economy. While much of the nation’s transit is delivered by special purpose regional transit agencies with important local authority, in others the state plays the dominant role to varying effects. For example, a recent Eno report on metropolitan Baltimore laid out several options for delivering better services through greater local input, oversight, and authority. In this webinar we will discuss potential ways to balance state and local input on transit decision-making by exploring new and ongoing reform options in the Baltimore, Boston, and Minneapolis-St. Paul regions.
Jim McDonough, Commissioner, District 6 in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Monica Tibbits-Nutt, FMCB Vice Chair, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Brianne Eby, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation