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Dustin Peyer: States should control transportation policy

Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org Oct 1, 2017

Doug Burgum: Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully

Burgum advocated for a shift away from the state's property tax buydown program and for long-term property tax reform by reducing the cost of local government. His Main Street Initiative will focus on utilizing existing infrastructure to its fullest potential to reduce costs and create vibrant, healthy cities, he said. As part of that effort, Burgum said he will partner with mayors to ensure they have the tools, programs and empowerment they need for smart, healthy growth.
Source: Press release on 2017 North Dakota State of the State speech Feb 8, 2017

John Hoeven: Driver privacy for Event Data Recorder on cars & motorcycles

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have introduced a bill in the US Congress giving ownership of driving data to the vehicle's owner. The "Driver Privacy Act" says the information collected by a "black box" on a vehicle, known as an Event Data Recorder, can only be used with the vehicle owner's permission. The Event Data Recorder on a car, truck, or motorcycle, collect information on dozens of things such as speed and seat belt usage.

Hoeven talked about the bill at a meeting of ABATE--a group that educates motorcycle drivers about safety. Hoeven said, "The Driver Privacy Act is all about making sure that the owner of an automobile controls any information that is recorded by the EDR, the Electronic Data Recorder. So today I spoke to ABATE about making sure that someone who owns a motorcycle has that same privacy protection as well."

The Driver Privacy Act has passed in a Senate committee but has not been considered by the full Senate.

Source: KX News coverage of 2016 North Dakota Senate race May 10, 2015

Jack Dalrymple: Invest reserve fund in one-time highway infrastructure

A challenge created by rapid growth is the maintenance and improvement of our roads and highways. These one-time infrastructure investments are the best use of our reserve funds because they will pay back to all of us for decades to come. Being able to move our products, people and services from place to place is at the very core of a thriving economy. But it's not just about industry and commercial development. Providing a safe and convenient road system to every corner of the state is a basic necessity for people living in a rural state.

We increased the Department of Transportation budget by more than $500 million in the current biennium for critical road and highway improvements. For the 2013-2015 biennium we need another increase of more than $1 billion. This funding increase would bring the Department of Transportation's total budget to $2.7 billion. The level of activity in our state demands that we keep up with these long-term investments.

Source: North Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

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