For the past few years, Oregon has been running a pilot program which (unintentionally) billed "green" car drivers while cutting fat refund checks for gas guzzlers. How the state is working to fix this problem, while also shaping the way you'll pay road taxes in the future.
An industry group with deep Bay Area roots is pushing public officials to bond $100-billion dollars. If voters were to approve (possibly on the 2020 ballot), it would build LOTS of new transportation infrastructure across 9 counties. Would it work? What would get built? It may be worth asking Los Angeles and Seattle.
If lawmakers in Hartford lower the state gas taxes by 5 cents, you'd better load some money on your E-Z Pass. New York considers banning "distracted walking." Teenagers may soon qualify for CDL licenses. America's longest pedestrian bridge just opened, and it's not where you'd imagine it is.
Why the annual charge would bump from $17 per year to $1,000, simply to get that license plate sticker. Tampa transportation officials are considering demolition of I-275. Research has finally answered the question: Do ride-sharing services (Uber and Lyft) help or hurt congestion in big cities?
It may get easier for trucks to get in and out of the Ports of Los Angeles (San Pedro) and Long Beach, and the reason why has executives very concerned. Congress and the White House come one step closer toward a $2,000,000,000,000 infrastructure package (yes, that's the correct number of zeros).
Omaha is less than 12 months away from its first "rapid transit" line. Minnesota DOT figured out exactly how much money they saved by letting the public volunteer to pick up trash. The joint-venture of government and private industry (P3s) has primarily built tolls roads, yet zero were built in 2018.
Uber and Lyft are upset with Logan Airport's decision to move passenger pickups to the parking garage, and charge an extra $1.75 per passenger on top. Union Pacific and BNSF have fixed most of the railways damaged by last month's storms. How should bus drivers deal with unruly passengers?
As soon as 2021, drivers may have to fork over (as much as) $20 a day to drive into lower Manhattan. Now, just about every business that relies on ground transportation wants NYC to exempt them from the tolls. Interstate 75 reopens in Chattanooga after part of an interchange flyover collapsed. And a look at why pedestrian deaths in Virginia are skyrocketing.
Two unlikely allies may join forces to raise the federal gas tax, for the first time since 1993. Nevada lawmakers consider a new VMT collection method that avoids the privacy problems Oregon faced. And how land developer almost tricked Utah into getting an $800,000 wall for free.
Some lawmakers in Nevada wants to give police the authority to see if you were using your cell phone during a collision. Arkansas may join its neighbors and raise its speed limits. Nebraska re-opens over 1,000 miles of roads damaged by floods, but there's a lot more to go.
The city of Los Angeles wants scooter companies to track (and give the city) all the GPS data of its riders. Three senators are very concerned about D.C. Metro's plans to buy train cars from the Chinese government. And Tennessee announces a new anti-littering campaign that sounds a bit familiar.