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Trump Signs Executive Order on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at expediting reviews and approvals of high priority infrastructure projects.

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Don’t Be Too Quick to Leave the FAST Act Behind

With the 115th Congress having gaveled into session last week and the 45th president set to take the oath of office later this month, one issue that many are focusing on is additional funding for surface transportation infrastructure.

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California Demands Uber Get Permit for Self-Driving Cars

In the latest development in the brave new world of government regulation of self-driving cars, California and Uber are at legal loggerheads about the ride-sharing company's use of a small number of self-driving cars (with a backup driver behind the wheel) to pick up passengers in the Bay Area.

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Who Should Regulate Autonomous Vehicles - And How?

Regulating autonomous vehicles on the nation's roadways isn't as easy as programming them to know that red means stop and green means go.

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Who Should Regulate Drones?

A diverse panel of federal, state and industry experts gathered in a session of the NCSL Capitol Forum on Thursday to discuss and debate what the proper role for states and the federal government is with regards to regulation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drones).

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How States are Dealing With Pedalers With a Boost

Recently I was riding my bike along a bike path up a steady incline against the flow of the river running next to me. Out of the blue a heavy bike with a trailer toting a small kid glided effortlessly past me.

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Voters Across the Country Say 'Yes' to Transportation

Voters across the country approved nearly 200 state or local ballot measures that will increase revenues for transportation infrastructure to the tune of $201 billion.

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DOT Reports Traffic Related Fatalities Continue to Rise

The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration released preliminary estimates this week showing a 10.4 percent increase in traffic-related fatalities in the first half of 2016 when compared to 2015.

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Voters in 5 States To Weigh In on Transportation Funding

While the passage of the Federal FAST Act provided some long-term assurance for states, it was not the silver bullet for the transportation infrastructure funding dilemma in America.

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U.S. DOT Releases Updated Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

The National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration issued updated guidance today for the safe development of highly autonomous vehicles.

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