Different modes of transportation


Unmanned aircraft So far, 22 states have enacted laws addressing UAS issues. Common issues addressed in the legislation include defining what a UAS, UAV or drone is, how they can be used by law enforcement or other state agencies, how they can be used by the general public and regulations for their use in hunting game. Click here to learn more about state legislation and federal regulations on UAS.





Webinar logoNCSL will be hosting a series of transportation-themed webinars this spring examining a number of topics, including an update on state and federal surface transportation funding efforts, a new CDC tool that helps calculate the costs and benefits of certain traffic safety interventions and an examination of general MOREaviation’s impact on the economy. Click More to view more information and to register for these upcoming webinars.


January 2015 Magazine coverMore states are turning to the private sector to complete transportation projects. Read On the Road (and Bridge) Again, a January 2015 State Legislatures article.

Find out what legislatures are doing with regards to UberX and Lyft-type transportation services in Riding by the Rules a December State Legislatures article.

Hitting the Open Road, a February State Legislatures article, examines the ongoing debate over motorcycle helmets in statehouses.




State legislatures are largely responsible for the vital transportation systems that are key to America's economic growth, mobility and quality of life. Transportation issues addressed by NCSL include access and mobility, airports and aviation, alternative fuels, bicycles, commercial vehicles, driver's licenses, drunk and impaired driving, freight mobility, funding and finance, gas taxes, highway infrastructure and management, hazardous materials ("hazmat") transportation, motor vehicles, ports, public transit, rail, REAL ID, registration and titling, traffic safety, transportation technologies, waterways and much more.


Congress dome NCSL's Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI) Committee is one of eight that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff. In particular, this committee has jurisdiction over state and federal energy, environment, agriculture and transportation programs, legislation, regulations and policies.




DatabaseNCSL brings you up to date, real-time information about federal and state transportation policy developments. Check out our monthly Transport Report newsletter featuring state and federal transportation news, trends and resources. Also, with our accessible, free databases, you can search and sort transportation bills from the states and the District of Columbia related to traffic safety, transportation access and mobility, REAL ID and transportation funding and finance.


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