Tag: Transportation

Tag: Transportation

  • The Federal Government is Starting to Act on Autonomous Vehicle Technologies image

    The Federal Government is Starting to Act on Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

    The future is bright for autonomous vehicle development in the United States. The Trump administration, through Secretary Elaine Chao and the U.S. Department of Transportation, just announced a new guidance …

  • State of the State: New Hampshire image

    State of the State: New Hampshire

    Despite the Granite State’s strengths and Sununu’s proposals, there remains work to be done. For example, the top marginal tax rate for corporations is a steep 8.2%; and although New Hampshire doesn’t have a personal income tax or sales tax, it does have the highest property tax burden in the nation. New Hampshire also ranks a lackluster 37th in the nation in terms of burdensome regulations according to the Pacific Research Institute. Furthermore, the recently released ALEC report Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2016 ranks the state’s pension funding level at 43rd nationally. Using a risk-free rate of return of 2.344 percent, New Hampshire’s state pensions are unfunded in excess of $13,000 per capita with a funded ratio of just 28 percent.

  • State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts image

    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Overall, however, the state’s steps towards economic competitiveness are yielding results. Governor Baker rightfully recognized this achievement, “We built a bipartisan team, worked in partnership with the legislature and looked for common ground.” Shrinking the state’s budget gap by over $1 billion without tax or fee increases is just one example.

  • Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities image

    Uber and Lyft: Expanding Demand for Fare-Based Rides in Cities

    Uber and Lyft both take business away from traditional taxis and increase overall demand for transportation-type companies. A study by the city of Portland, Oregon, as reported by …

  • The Open and Fair Competition Act for Water and Wastewater Projects image

    The Open and Fair Competition Act for Water and Wastewater Projects

    Summary This Act ensures that all proven and acceptable piping materials are included in all bids for water and wastewater projects. All pipe materials should be qualified and selected …

  • The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects image

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects

    The Open and Fair Competition Resolution for Municipal [or Local] Water and Wastewater Projects Summary It is the intention of this resolution to ensure that all proven and …

  • Is the Highway Trust Fund About to Hit a Dead End? image

    Is the Highway Trust Fund About to Hit a Dead End?

    By Steven Johnson The Department of Transportation (DOT) released a report this past Tuesday showing that the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by this August. The …

  • Resolution on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation and Regulation image

    Resolution on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation and Regulation

    WHEREAS, autonomous vehicles are motor vehicles equipped with technology that has the capability to direct a vehicle without real-time input or monitoring by a human operator. WHEREAS, …

  • Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes image

    Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes

    Constitutional Amendment Restricting the Use of Vehicle Fees and Taxes for Highway Purposes NEW SECTION: All fees collected by the State of {insert state} as license fees for motor …

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    Pupil Transportation Cost-Effectiveness Act

    Pupil Transportation Cost-Effectiveness Act Summary ALEC’s model Pupil Transportation Cost-Effectiveness Act is designed to reduce school bus expenditures, without reducing quality or safety, by …

  • Public-Private Partnerships Forge a Path Forward for Infrastructure Investment image

    Public-Private Partnerships Forge a Path Forward for Infrastructure Investment

    America’s roads, bridges and tunnels have a significant impact on our nation’s economic health. According to a recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), deficiencies in …

  • Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes image

    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this …

  • Uber vs. City Hall image

    Uber vs. City Hall

    Hailing a taxi is one of the most frustrating experiences in modern city life. Unfortunately, city government seems intent on keeping it that way. Uber, a San Francisco-based company, …

  • Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States image

    Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States

    Envision a mafia-like scheme. The federal government shows up uninvited and says, “Ya gotta keep your highways in good shape, but since we’re lookin’ out for ya, we’re gonna hold …

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    The Share the Road Safety Act

    The Share the Road Safety Act Summary This Act provides increased safety instruction of young driver education programs by raising the awareness of all …

  • Traffic Incident Management Quick Clearance Act image

    Traffic Incident Management Quick Clearance Act

    Traffic Incident Management Quick Clearance Act Summary This Act establishes the duties of drivers when approaching traffic incidents, the expedited removal of vehicles from an incident, …