Tech Is Forcing State Leaders To Rethink Transportation Departments

As technology is celebrated at CES, state transportation leaders huddled to assess its impact on everything from the environment to their departments’ business models.

Gov. Sandoval Discusses States as ‘Laboratories’ to Drive the Engines of Innovation

As an early embracer of autonomous vehicle testing, Nevada’s governor shares what his state has learned being “being at the ground floor” to foster new transportation technologies.

Route Fifty Live From CES in Las Vegas for the National Governors Association’s Transportation Innovation Summit

Join us on Wednesday for a special digital event focused on transportation technology, including a Route Fifty interview with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Register for the 2018 Code for America Summit

Mark your calendars and join us in Oakland, California.

Technology Is Turning Wrong-Way Drivers Around

Flashing signs try to get the attention of wrong-way drivers and tracking systems alert police and other drivers. But state officials say technology can only do so much.

Highlighting Minnesota Government’s IT Innovations

A new awards program in the Land of 10,000 Lakes selected these four winners.

90% of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

Why Local Government Is More Innovative, But Also Gets More Blame

Philanthropies and the private sector are assuming more risk associated with infrastructure projects in lieu of much-needed federal funding.

18 Projects Across 6 Cities to Benefit From Gigabit Internet Grants

Mozilla is backing robotics as well as augmented and virtual reality efforts boosting education and workforce development in Austin and elsewhere.

City Leaders’ Support for Uber and Its Fellow Disruptors Exceeds Actual Partnerships

Lingering negative perceptions about the sharing economy, due to its tumultuous beginnings, are giving way with time and data, according to a new National League of Cities survey.

Innovation and Urban Inequality Go Hand in Hand

A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.

Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer With Trump Pilot Program

“The result of these regulations on our nation’s most innovative companies has been to force their programs overseas," according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

A blockbuster report from government economists forecasts the workforce of 2026—a world of robot cashiers, well-paid math nerds, and so (so, so, so) many healthcare workers.

These Days, ‘We Aren’t Innovating in Isolated Business Parks’

“Smart, long-term bets” are vital for economic development, according to Bruce Katz, centennial scholar at the Brookings Institution. And those bets are best when clustered in revitalizing cities.

‘Big Ideas for Cities’ to Spotlight Inclusive Practices

Mayors are increasingly concerned with income, transportation and housing disparities affecting minority communities.

New Special Report: Insights and Ideas for Smart Cities

Dispatches from our coverage of the tools, strategies and systems fueling tech- and data-driven innovation in city governments.

Smart Cities Are Great. Human-centric Cities Are (Again) the Future

These days, huge capital investments are no longer required to put cities on the map.