Graphics Highlighting the Need for Infrastructure Investment, Avoiding a Patchwork of AV Legislation
Rather than implementing a patchwork of state legislation, the U.S. will need a well-connected transportation system with national infrastructure standards in order to handle coming changes with AV technology.
With U.S. infrastructure in dire need of investment, lawmakers and business groups make the case for action but differ on approach.
Lawmakers are mostly in agreement that U.S. infrastructure needs a major overhaul, but how exactly to fund projects will be the sticking point going forward.
The unexpected victory of President-elect Donald Trump this month overshadowed other major election developments, including the approval of billions of dollars in new mass transit and infrastructure projects across the nation. How will self-driving vehicles affect these and other infrastructure developments?
Part of our Energy Policy 2016 election tracker series, we examine Donald Trump's energy policy positions on OPEC, fracking, foreign intervention in oil-rich states, and more.
Congress has passed the FAST Act, the first long-term transportation bill in more than a decade, but it has used controversial sources to fund the legislation. The government will sell off some 66 million barrels of crude from the SPR and use some $53.3 billion in Federal Reserve Bank surplus funds.
The House has passed a six year surface transportation bill, drawing on a Federal Revenue Surplus to fill funding gaps.