Transportation

  • Freshman class learns the Statehouse

    - May 13, 2015
    The Daily Iowan asked some of the first-year representatives and new state senators to recap their first year as they work toward a final week in the Iowa Legislature.   From education-funding disputes and the state’s first...
  • Iowa delegation moves on ethanol

    - Apr 23, 2015
    Much of Iowa’s congressional delegation says the Environmental Protection Agency is improperly placing binds on renewable-fuel companies and consumers. Members in the U.S. House and Senate have introduced acts that would strip “burdensome restrictions” placed on...
  • Ride-share bill dies in Legislature

    - Apr 6, 2015
    Being able to hail an Uber outside of Iowa’s two largest communities in which they operate now is dead for at least another year, despite bipartisan support for legislation calling for the establishment of a statewide...
  • Officials mull new driving-texting law

    - Apr 6, 2015
    Drivers might want to wait to finish a text message or wait to answer that phone call the next time they’re behind the wheel on Iowa’s roadways. Legislative movement in the Iowa Senate and the Iowa...
  • Iowa House moves on ride-share bill

    - Mar 25, 2015
    Des Moines and Cedar Rapids may soon be joined by other Iowa cities with services such as Uber under new legislation pushed through Iowa House Tuesday that would make it easier to establish a cohesive network of...
  • Lawmakers sign letter of caution for proposed Iowa oil pipeline

    - Mar 10, 2015
    More than a dozen Iowa House members have signed a letter pushing the Iowa Utilities Board to bring forth an independent environment assessment before siding on one side of a proposed oil pipeline spanning over 1,000...
  • Report: Iowa receives C- for infrastructure quality

    - Mar 4, 2015
    It took top Iowa lawmakers and Gov. Terry Branstad fewer than two months to wield enough political force to pass the state’s first tax hike on gasoline and diesel fuels in nearly 30 years. But despite...
  • Branstad signs 10-cent gas tax hike into law

    - Feb 25, 2015
    Iowa drivers will soon have to foot an extra 10-cents-per-gallon each time they fill up at the gasoline pump, under a new a bill that Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law Wednesday morning, marking the second...
  • Lawmakers approve gas-tax bill

    - Feb 24, 2015
    Quickened legislative movement in the State Capitol has put the notion of Iowa motorists forking over a little more money to fill up at the pump in the hands of Gov. Terry Branstad. The state’s two...
  • Gas-tax bill heads to Branstad’s desk

    - Feb 24, 2015
    Drivers in Iowa may soon see a little higher of a price-tag at the pump. By a 28-21 vote Tuesday afternoon, the Iowa Senate pushed through a bill calling for the state’s first increase in a statewide gasoline and...