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Daniel C. Vock

Staff Writer

Dan is Governing’s transportation and infrastructure reporter. Dan developed a deep knowledge of government generally, and of states specifically, as a reporter for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and for Stateline. He has a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in English and German from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Congress can learn a lot from state legislatures.
Texas is the latest state to ban all red-light cameras.
At one point, there were 18,000 rental bikes in Dallas. Now, they’re all gone.
Half of all the criminal records in Pennsylvania are about to be sealed.
Hawaii recently passed a law allowing police to ticket pedestrians for starting to cross a street when the countdown starts. Other states let the walkers decide if they can make it.
Dave Bauer, the CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, says the Trump administration and Congress need to pitch in to help states accomplish their transportation goals.
As the EPA and Congress debate PFAS regulations, local governments are taking action to protect people from toxic chemicals used in the production of practically everything.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have set an audacious goal: reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
“They’re trying to think from a new perspective. My hope is that we’ll see more of this boldness.”
The airline industry has changed, forcing cities to rethink the role their airports play. Pittsburgh has.