Thinking About How to Manage L.A.’s Future Drone-Filled Skies

“When that airspace becomes more complicated, ‘just don’t hit anything’ isn’t going to be enough,” according to Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the L.A. Department of Transportation.

NYC DOT Chief: Feds Are Forgoing City Input on Self-Driving Vehicles

“I urge you to enlist cities as partners,” transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg told Senate lawmakers.

Texas Town Uses 'Public-Pizza Partnership' to Fix an All Too Common Problem

“In my six years of local government, ‘Paving for Pizza’ is the coolest project I have worked on,” according to a town administrator.

The Very Good Math of Electric Buses

They’re cheaper to run compared to ones with internal combustion engines thanks to the economics of fuel and maintenance.

A Glimpse Into America's Transportation Future

COMMENTARY | According to SpotHero CEO Mark Lawrence, Lyft’s $100 million investment in driver service centers "provides a snapshot of what a responsible future of urban mobility could look like."

Federal Housing and Transportation Spending Bill Moves to Senate

Programs key to local and state government would largely see either steady funding or spending increases.

Observing the Promise—and Annoyances—of Scooter-Share Systems

As San Francisco and other cities temporarily ban electric scooters, regulations are a work in progress.

Drugged Driving Deaths Spike With Spread of Legal Marijuana, Opioid Abuse

Forty-four percent of fatally injured drivers tested for drugs had positive results in 2016, the Governors Highway Safety Association found, up more than 50 percent compared with a decade ago.

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

Nebraska DOT Seeks Witty Traffic Messages

The winning entries will be displayed on electronic message boards on the state’s highways and interstates on Fridays through September.

Uber Irks Pittsburgh’s Mayor With Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing Announcement

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Milwaukee mayor, police chief apologize after Bucks incident … Delaware lawmakers OK state worker bonuses … and N.Y.C. mayor thinks plastic straws suck.

Why We Need a National Infrastructure Map

Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.

The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

Self-Driving Vehicle Backers Push for ‘Federal Framework’

“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.

House Panel Advances Spending Bill for HUD and DOT Programs

Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.

Cities, Not States, Should Call the Shots on Bike Share

COMMENTARY | Florida's legislature rejected statewide bike share policies. A bike share company's director of mobility strategy explains why it's the right move.

Why This State Thinks Engineers Can Save Pedestrians' Lives

The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is up—by a lot.

Some of America's Busiest Travel Corridors Aren't Getting Their Fair Share of Federal Dollars

Places like beach towns and Las Vegas are losing out under current infrastructure funding formulas.