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FAST Act Reauthorization Crucial, Storey Tells AASHTO

It is crucial that Congress reauthorize the FAST Act, the current federal authorization for surface transportation, which expires Sept. 30, NCSL Executive Director Tim Storey told the winter meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Transportation Funding Mishmash at 2019 Ballot Box

Voters in three states—Colorado, Maine and Washington—voiced their opinions on statewide transportation funding proposals in the 2019 elections.

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How to Augment Revenue As Bell Tolls for Gasoline Tax

In "Running on Empty, An Alternative to the Gas Tax," an opening-day session at the NCSL Capitol Forum, transportation experts on mileage taxes and tolling offered insight into how states can augment the beleaguered gasoline tax.

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How Autonomous Vehicles Can Affect People With Disabilities

Imagine you're planning a night out. Heading home from work, back out to hit a restaurant, then off to check out your favorite local band at your favorite local bar. Your biggest care should be, "Does this shirt go with these pants?" Now imagine you have to plan your ride two days out before you take it.

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States Avoid Major Pothole With Repeal of $7.6 Billion Transportation Rescission

Congress enacted, and the president signed, the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019 on Nov. 21.

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Maryland’s 911 System Goes Modern

The U.S. 911 system receives over 240 million calls each year according to the National Emergency Number Association, at least 80% from wireless devices. The 911 system celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, but the technology used in most states is outdated and inefficient.

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Using TIM to Minimize Traffic Delays

Traffic incident management, or TIM, isn’t the most common of transportation safety terms, but it’s gaining acceptance as an important part of an efficiently functioning transportation system.

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Time Passages: Could Clock-Switching Be on the Way Out?

Our national, twice yearly ritual of changing clocks occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, as the official national time shifts from daylight saving time (DST) back to standard time, except for those places that stay on standard time year-round, namely Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation), Hawaii,  American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Moving Forward With Autonomous Vehicles

Nashville—As autonomous vehicles move closer to merging into traffic lanes on the nation’s roadways, regulations and standards implemented by states likely loom as large as what engineers build into the dashboard.

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Juicing Up for Electric Vehicles

With 3 million electric vehicles sold in the United States last year, there’s increasing evidence that American drivers are ready for electric vehicles. But is our electric system ready for them?

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