The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has requested public comments on technologies available to assist in connecting vehicles to other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I) and pedestrians (V2P).
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The Internal Revenue Service has set the standard business-mileage deduction at 58 cents per mile for 2019.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed for the registration of a “military surplus vehicle” as a “historic vehicle.”
The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will exclude certain items from the 25% tariffs imposed last July 6 on $34 billion worth of products from China.
Legislation (S.B. 331/H.B. 710) allowing for the titling of High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles as “historical motor vehicles” failed to be enacted as the legislature adjourned but may be carried-over for the 2019 legislative session.
Several bills considered by the New York State Legislature in 2018 failed to be approved by both chambers prior to the adjournment of the session.
Several bills considered by the Massachusetts state legislature in 2018 failed to be approved prior to the adjournment of the session.
A federal district court judge upheld a lower court ruling issued last September that rejected a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) plan to add 137 miles of off-road vehicle trails in central Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest.
Legislation (H.B. 395) has been introduced in the New Hampshire House of Representatives to require the issuance of only a single license plate for all motor vehicles.
Legislation (H.B. 2338) was introduced in the West Virginia Assembly to provide antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates.