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Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir
Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Infrastructure

A Blueprint For A Modern, Regional Transportation System

But a new report says there’s still a ways to go investing in the right technology, infrastructure and policies.

Tech & Data

Federal Drone Committee Faces ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’

The body’s lone local government representative discusses filling the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s shoes and keeping pace with technology.

Management

Emergency Managers Ask Congress to Invest in Mitigation

Resilience projects could cut the costs of future disasters at a time when FEMA wants state and local governments to pitch in more during response.

Management

California Isn’t Expecting Policy Changes Under the New EPA Head

The court battle over the state’s strong fuel economy standards is still on.

Management

Labor Shortages Necessitate Local Investment in Immigrant Workers

Typically paid less and working worse hours, the foreign born struggle to “upskill” themselves.

Management

FEMA Acknowledges Shortcomings In Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

A new report also suggests that states and territories should shoulder more of the burden after disasters.

Tech & Data

5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.

Finance

Income Is More Than Just a Product of Location

A new tool shows state to state, county to county, and city to city differences but offers an even more comprehensive picture.

Management

Mid-Atlantic Officials Share Regional Efforts to Regulate the Environment

Frustrated by federal environmental deregulation, states are turning to ‘cooperative federalism’ to achieve clean air and water goals.

Smart Cities

Chicago’s Parking Garages Are Ready for AVs

“There can’t be an autonomous future without autonomous parking,” said SpotHero CEO Mark Lawrence.

Public Safety

Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

Management

What Governor-Led Autonomous Vehicle Adoption Should Look Like

The transition to self-driving vehicles could breed more congestion, not less, in the short term, one new report predicts. How should states prepare the proper policy environment?

Management

California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws Withstand Federal Suit

DOJ did manage to block a provision in one preventing employers from reverifying employee immigration status.

Finance

How One Montana City Is Weathering Talk of a ‘Trade War’

“If the farmers and ranchers aren’t making money, we feel it immediately in Great Falls.”

Infrastructure

Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment

Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.

Management

Maine’s Offshore Wind Promise Goes Unfulfilled, Advocates Say

Proponents of the renewable energy hope the state’s next governor embraces new technology local universities are developing to advance the industry.

Management

Cities Form New Racial Equity Network With Private Sector

The commitment has its origins in a 2016 research initiative addressing structural racism in five jurisdictions.

Management

Local Advocates Decry Proposed State ‘Bribe’ to Permit Drilling

House Republicans are pushing a plan that would financially incentivize states to drill for oil and gas and punish those that don’t.

Tech & Data

Determining Once and for All How the ‘Gig Economy’ Impacts Transit

Cities like Sacramento are helping pilot a new measure of interaction between travel modes.