Who Is Liable for a Death Caused by a Self-Driving Car?

A pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Ariz. shows that the legal implications of autonomous cars are as important, if not more so, than the technology.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.

The Perfect Selfishness of Mapping Apps

Apps like Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps may make traffic conditions worse in some areas, new research suggests.

Next Recession Could Leave New York’s MTA ‘Particularly Vulnerable’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Okla. first to pursue nitrogen hypoxia executions; sunken island property dispute in N.C.; 2 police sketches, same fake cop?; a push for even stronger quake codes in Calif.

U.S. DOT Announces TIGER Grants Totaling Nearly $500 Million

The White House has called for axing the grant program in each of the two budget plans it has sent to Congress.

Paul Ryan Says House Infrastructure Action Will Happen in 'Stages'

The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.

House Panel Chairman: Stop the 'Shotgun' Approach to Infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.

Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year? It'll Be a Tough Sell in Congress

Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.

Utilities Are Paying Their Customers to Buy Electric Vehicles

With few alternatives, utilities are spending their money—and carmakers’ cash—to get people hooked on batteries.

Has Trump Intervened to Kill Gateway Funding? Chao: 'Yes!'

The multi-billion dollar project features a rail tunnel in and out of Manhattan and is a priority in the New York City region. It's getting fresh attention as Congress works on a major spending bill.

U.S. DOT Official: Gas Tax Debate Could Jam Up Infrastructure Talks

"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.

Raleigh’s Long-Awaited New 'Front Door' Is Nearly Complete

A new multi-modal transportation hub has sparked mixed-use development and fueled neighborhood revitalization in North Carolina's capital city.

Congress Kicks Off Discussions About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.

These Local Public Sector Workers Are Scarce and in High Demand

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Denver mayor’s video apology; Utah lawmaker proposes ‘safe on red’ bill; New Mexico’s rape-kit backlog; and turning biogas into energy in Kansas.

Highway Trust Fund Casts Shadow Over Infrastructure Debate

Meanwhile, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster says the "lame duck" session after this year's election could provide a window to pass a public works package.

Microsoft Is Working With Alaska to Reduce Car Deaths on Icy Roads

Icy roads cause more than 150,000 car crashes in the U.S. each year.

Most Americans Uncomfortable With Self-Driving Cars, Survey Finds

Over half the respondents to a Northeastern University/Gallup survey also said they are unlikely to regularly use the technology.

This City Is Making Climate Action Affordable for Low-Income Residents

“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.