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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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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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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.