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How Do You Make Your State's Roads Safer? A CDC Tool Can Help With That

To better understand how different traffic safety policies and enforcement techniques can impact traffic safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the MV PICCS (Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculators for States).

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States Continue to Take the Wheel on Transportation Funding

Legislatures in more than half of the states have considered more than 100 bills to increase transportation funding, either by increasing motor fuels taxes or other mechanisms, in hopes of providing additional resources for maintaining, operating and upgrading transportation networks, not to mention enabling any new financing options that may come to fruition.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

There were 3,157 fatal crashes on American roadways in 2016 that involved distraction (9 percent of all fatal crashes) according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Infrastructure: A Key Focus For States in 2018

To assist states in researching and assessing infrastructure policy options, NCSL has created Infrastructure Resources 2018, which includes existing NCSL resources covering transportation, energy, environment and military infrastructure.

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What's In the Omnibus Bill for Transportation and Energy

NCSL Natural Resource and Infrastructure Committee staff compiled summaries covering transportation, energy and health and human services in the 2018 Omnibus bill. Other federal departments will be covered in a subsequent post.

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What's in the White House's Infrastructure Plan?

While the plan itself is a set of principles and proposals, any new federal funding or changes to existing environmental laws would require congressional action and it remains unclear if Congress will enact this plan, propose their own, or do nothing.

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Addressing Cybersecurity in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers are hopeful the auonomous operation will drastically reduce the 94 percent of serious automobile crashes attributable to driver error, but the question hanging over the technology is how the vehicles can be made secure from outside forces taking control. 

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States Must Signal Intent to Apply By Nov. 28 to FAA Drone Pilot Program

States have until Nov. 28 to file their intent to apply to participate in the FAA's drones pilot program.

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Autonomous Cars: The Future is Near but Unclear

Autonomous vehicles were in the driver's seat during the second day of NCSL's State Transportation Leaders Symposium last week in Denver. Lawmakers, researchers and administrators from both the public and private sectors engaged in what exactly an autonomous vehicle is, what regulatory structure is needed and what kind of infrastructure states need to fully utilize the benefits and cope with the challenges of the coming autonomous vehicle revolution.

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States Seek Creative Ways to Make Up For Sinking Gas Tax Revenue

Just a day after the White House said it was considering supporting a bump in the federal gasoline tax, a trio of state legislatyors at NCSL's State Transportation Leaders Symposium detailed some innovative approaches to raising transportation fund using the motor fuel tax.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.