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States Get $14.2 Million from DOT To Seek New Ways to Fund Surface Transportation

States are getting $14.2 million to explore alternative ways to fund surface transportation.

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Transportation Funding: Seeking New Roads

In the last decade, the challenge of funding transportation projects hasn’t exactly left lawmakers dancing in the streets.

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Will There Be an Emmy for 'Best Supporting Drone'?

From "Bones" to "The Good Wife" to "Orange is the New Black," drones have been widely featured in pop culture recently.

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Let’s Go Fly A … Drone: FAA Releases Final Rule for Small UAS Commercial Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration Tuesday told commercial drone pilots what they can and can't do with their small, unmanned aircraft.

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Study: Raising Speed Limits Increases Traffic Deaths

Higher speed limits mean people can get where they’re going faster. However, according to a study released today by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), increased speed limits have resulted in more than 33,000 additional deaths in the last 20 years.

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NCSL Launches New Transportation Funding Deep Dive

NCSL’s Transportation Program has launched a new Transportation Funding Deep Dive web page, which provides in-depth information about emerging ideas for legislators facing transportation funding shortfalls.

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What's Old Is New Again

While a more common phrase in the fashion, design or music industry, the U.S. Department Transportation (DOT) decided to get in on the act when, on March 8, it released guidance for states on how to repurpose nearly $2 billion in previously appropriated earmark funds.

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Amid Funding Concerns, Lawmakers Eye Range of Transportation Revenue Bills

Lawmakers around the country are already facing heavy traffic in transportation committees.

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Making the Grade: New Federal Investments for States to Help Improve Freight Transportation Infrastructure

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, a five-year reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs signed into law in December 2015, included significant funding to modernize and upgrade infrastructure that is critical to the movement of freight.

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Lawmakers Put Pedal to Metal to Deal with Ride-Sharing

Uber and Lyft, the twin titans of ride-sharing have dramatically disrupted the transportation industry while providing millions of on-demand rides for Americans.

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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.