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.

Why a City’s or County’s First Autonomous Vehicle Project Should Be ‘Boring’

Localities like Contra Costa County are piloting non-consumer AVs like shuttles, which are great for getting early feedback and benefit all residents.

Creating a State DOT That's Not 'Trapped in the 20th Century’

Colorado's departing transportation chief offers some thoughts on what it takes.

Houston's Former Mayor Still Waiting for an 'Adequate' Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.

Los Angeles Seeks to Build—and Share—an Earthquake Early Warning App

The effort is part of a pledge by Mayor Eric Garcetti, as well as a broader push to bring an earthquake early warning system to the West Coast.

Anthony Foxx: Cities Are the Places Where Transportation Solutions Will Incubate

The former Obama administration Transportation secretary sat down with Route Fifty to discuss the future of tech disruption, intergovernmental planning, transportation “welfare” and federal regulation.

Some of Amazon’s Suitors Have Been Burned Before

More than a hundred cities and states are competing for Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project, but an analysis of large subsidy packages suggests they should be wary of offering too much.

The Humble Microbus May Become the Leading Edge of the AV Revolution

“Just the fact that there are number of AV microbus experiments already up and running suggests there is indeed a problem to be solved,” according to tech analyst Mark Rogowsky.

A City Data Collaborative for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

ARGO Labs want to do for California public works agencies, what it did for water utilities—prioritize services and, in this case, road repairs.

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.

America Needs Amazon More Than Amazon Needs America

U.S. cities are already wining and dining the tech giant over its HQ2.

Why Cities Are Concerned About Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation in Congress

Language related to preemption and data-sharing are two areas where cities and advocacy groups would like to see changes.

When Will Self-Driving Electric Cars Make Conventional Cars Worthless?

We're entering a new era where transportation is an on-demand mobility service, not a product. Most owners will become real-time renters.

Smart Cities Really Just Want to Be More Marketable

And that means rapidly improving overlooked infrastructure in the urban areas millennials are targeting for relocation.

The Next Step in Kansas City’s Push to Become a ‘Smart City’

In the months ahead, local government leaders plan to build upon technology now deployed along the downtown streetcar line.

Openness Is Critical for Smart Cities

Cities need the flexibility to choose solutions that best fit their infrastructure and don’t limit their future options for innovation.

A Skeptical N.Y.C. Mayor Casts Doubts on Governor's Congestion-Pricing Proposal

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | A Conn. city may prohibit pedestrian cellphone use in crosswalks; Colo. new autonomous vehicle pilot for construction zones; and Wyo. governor applauds Trump executive order on environmental review.

Seeking Efficiencies Through Major Upgrades to Portland’s Water Works

While ratepayers wince, a preference for long-term investment may also deliver long-term quality and some tech advantages.

Missouri Mayors Look to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

“It’s becoming quite obvious that if you’re not connected, you’re falling behind,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James said.