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Transportation

Where innovation meets accessibility. Topics include driverless transportation, Iowa's infrastructure, walkability and resources required for effective transport.

Shipping containers in high demand

While some may consider Iowa a flyover state, there's no arguing it's a drive-through state.... READ MORE

Viability of gas tax as transportation infrastructure revenue source questioned

The two-year-old, 10-cent increase in Iowa's motor fuel tax is helping the state and local governments address challenges on their transportation syst... READ MORE

What's needed for autonomous cars to come to Iowa?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Autonomous vehicles have the potential to send waves of change through Iowa and the country, but the technology still is like a 16-year... READ MORE

The road to autonomous cars: Are Iowans ready to get behind the wheel?

Decades ago, electronic traction control and automatic emergency braking systems were cutting edge and expensive, recalled Daniel McGehee, as he sat i... READ MORE

Courtney Bernard, of National League of Cities' Center for City Solutions, to keynote transportation track

Courtney Bernard, senior communications associate for the Center for City Solutions at National League of Cities (NLC), will keynote the transportatio... READ MORE

Can Iowa keep up with what it needs to ship?

They are common sights for Iowans. Trucks driving down the highway, two or three at a time, pulling grain, chemicals, the occasional blade for a wind ... READ MORE

Opportunities and challenges for freight in Iowa

Freight was the focus of discussion Tuesday at the Iowa Ideas transportation symposium in Davenport.... READ MORE

Transportation symposium: Ideas for regional collaboration discussed

Thanks to all who attended our first Iowa Ideas transportation symposium, hosted this week in Des Moines, which was dedicated to all things regional.... READ MORE

Should Iowa change its interstate speed limit?

Driving across the newly constructed interstate system in a brightly colored Thunderbird before the days when cruise control was a common feature, an ... READ MORE

Too many roads, not enough money?

Ask any two Iowans for the worst road in the state, and they'll likely give two different answers.... READ MORE

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