Our Commentary

Keep up with what we've been saying lately about ways we can achieve our goals. Some of our recent featured articles include:

Cities Should Make Ride-Hailing the Future of Medical Transportation

Government Technology 

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Viewpoint: Alcohol delivery apps show the futility of Florida's regulations

Jacksonville Business Journal 

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Alcohol delivery apps show futility of Florida regulations

Palm Beach Post

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Think the Gig Economy is Only for Small Tech Outfits? Big Companies Are Diving in, Too.

Entrepreneur.

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Trump was right to kill Broadcom Qualcomm deal. Here's what we have to do next

CNBC 

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Grocery wine sales: State laws must meet demands of modern economy

The Clarion-Ledger

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A case for expanding government's procurement reach

StateScoop

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Tech Can Help Shape the Future of Disaster Relief

Morning Consult 

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Modernized rules can help California lead the driverless race

Orange County Register

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It Seems to Me: Looking out for Wisconsin's Main Street

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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How cities and tech can partner to improve quality of life for residents

Smart Cities Dive

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Driverless cars can transform lives  —if we change rules and let them

USA Today

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Florida is leading the way to a driverless future

Tampa Bay Times

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Drones Can Save Lives—If the Government Lets Them

Fortune

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Joe Rinzel: Ohio is leading transportation innovation

The Columbus Dispatch

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Creating smart policies now can maximize future benefits of drone delivery

Newsday

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On deliveries via drones, leaders should start looking ahead

Las Vegas Sun

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Creating Smart Policies Now Can Maximize Future Benefits of Drone Delivery

InsideSources

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What Google's self-driving cars say about Arizona

The Arizona Republic

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Featured Column: Michigan offers roadmap for innovation

The Detroit News 

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The gig economy is on trial, and policymakers must take notice

The Hill

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Column: Banning Delivery Robots Would be a Short-Sighted View of the Future

San Fransisco Examiner

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How Will We Rewrite the Old Rules to Keep Up With Economic Innovation?

Morning Consult

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What We're Reading

We keep an eye out for the most intriguing stories about our subjects of interest: technological innovations, self-driving cars, the gig economy, artificial intelligence, consumer privacy concerns, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately:

Millennials are cooking less, and it could be a crisis for America's biggest food companies

Business Insider 

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Beyond Self-Driving Cars: 12 Upcoming Innovations In Transportation And Travel

Forbes

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For some Americans, ride-sharing more affordable than car ownership

FOX Business

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Ford revels in a new 'city of possibility'; residents hopeful, skeptical

Detroit Free Press

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Ohio plans to integrate drones into traffic management

GCN.com

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    Marshall County measure focused on liquor laws

    KTEN NBC 10 (Oklahoma)

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    Free ride-sharing app aims to lift needy Triangle residents

    WRAL NBC 5 (North Carolina)

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    Inside Portland's Plan to Battle Traffic Deaths with 'Smartphones' on Street Lights

    Fortune

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    Thinking About How to Manage L.A.’s Future Drone-Filled Skies

    Route Fifty

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    Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities

    TechCrunch

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    Inspire Idaho promotes low-cost tech training programs for both urban and rural residents

    VentureBeat

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    Can a transportation boarding school fill L.A.'s new rail jobs?

    Los Angeles Times

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    Georgia Tech backs transportation innovations in Gwinnett, Chamblee

    Atlanta Journal Constitution

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    Autonomous Container Drones Could Benefit Transportation Industry

    The Drive

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    Broadband Council: Microsoft eyeing up to $2M in investment in WV

    Charleston Gazette-Mail

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    Chicago taps Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build high-speed transit tunnels

    Chicago Tribune

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    Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

    ABC News

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    Cities, scooters, and the true value of controlling the curb

    Curbed

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    Uber, Lyft and Other Mobility Options are Shaking Up Parking

    Government Technology 

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    Spokane Will Use Drones to Inspect Infrastructure and Monitor Construction

    The Drive 

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    Voters in 14 Oklahoma counties to decide whether or not to modernize alcohol laws

    KFOR 4 Oklahoma City 

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    FAA’s Safety Rules for Commercial Drones Are Overly Strict, Report Says

    The Wall Street Journal 

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    This Company Helps Governments Share Project Ideas

    Route Fifty

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    Rural communities see big returns with broadband access, but roadblocks persist

    NBC News

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    Nuro’s Driverless Cars Don’t Have to Worry About Passenger Safety

    Bloomberg 

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    What if your car knew where the closest parking spot was?

    Fast Company 

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    States battle for workers amid low unemployment

    The Hill

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    How the Gig Economy Is Reshaping Work: Not So Much

    The New York Times

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    Lyft redesigns rider app to encourage shared rides

    TechCrunch

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    Federal Communications Committee looks to boost 5G networks

    Axios

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    The future of American aviation is all about drones

    CNN

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    Smart technology could make cities safer and cleaner, research says

    Reuters

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    San Antonio to move forward with innovation zones

    San Antonio Express-News

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    The Unequal Geography Of The New Gig Economy

    The Atlantic 

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    National League of Cities: Mayors are touting tech, open data

    GCN.com

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    Louisville Exploring Partnership With Microsoft To Address ‘Digital Divide’

    89.3 WFPL (Louisville)

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    Who Does a Driverless Car Call When It Needs Help? A Human

    Wall Street Journal 

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    Program Targets Digital Literacy Divide Where It Lives

    GovTech

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    Report: 2018’s Best & Worst State Economies

    WalletHub

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    Battery pioneer unveils surprising new breakthrough

    Axios

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    A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

    The New York Times 

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    5G Aesthetics Prove a Balancing Act for Cities Like Palo Alto

    Route Fifty 

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    Arizona law gives delivery robots same rights as pedestrians

    FOX News

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    Cities and States Pursue Smart Roads to Save Lives, Fuel

    State Tech Magazine 

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    As 'dull retail is dying,' Dallas founders announce new department store 

    Dallas Morning News 

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