After reviewing the history, structure, and challenges of three regional transit agencies in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Toronto, this report examines the governance arrangements, from a policy level, of each in relation to widely accepted principles of good governance. Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Anne Golden concludes that given the unique circumstances of each region, these transit models are not transferable and that specific governance challenges require singular responses. 


Governance of Regional Transit Systems: Washington, New York, and Toronto by The Wilson Center