Governors Staying Ahead of the Transportation Innovation Curve: A Policy Roadmap for States

Governors have a key role to play in preparing their states for a smooth transition to a future that is increasingly autonomous, connected, electric and shared. Many states are seeking to advance the use of the new transportation technologies, such as ride-hailing and car-sharing activated by smartphone applications; electrified transportation, including vehicles, ferries, bicycles and scooters; connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs); and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones.” These technologies have the potential to aid in achieving public policy goals such as: improved safety and mobility, enhanced economic development and quality of life, more efficient logistics that lower costs and emissions for improved public health; and reduced land use. This report examines seven strategies to help governors prepare their states to embrace transportation innovation: supporting technology innovation; modernizing legislation, regulations, and incentives; providing funding and financing mechanisms to drive technology deployment; preparing the workforce; updating communications networks and data systems; addressing cyber threats; and educating consumers about the benefits and risks of technological innovation.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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  • Accession Number: 01681737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2018 4:46PM