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Delivery Robots Legalized in Virginia

By Steve Crowe  March 2, 2017 Virginia has become the first state in the US to legalize the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks. The law, which takes effect July 1, 2017, allows delivery robots to operate autonomously, but they can’t travel faster than 10 MPH or weigh more than 50 pounds. The […]

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Virginia is the first state to legalize robots

America is now one step closer to becoming a sci-fi utopia, thanks to a new law passed in Virginia. On Friday the state’s governor signed a ruling which will allow delivery robots to use its sidewalks and crosswalks from July 1st. Advised by Starship Technologies (an Estoninan robotics company that specializes in ground delivery) the […]

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Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced that he will not seek re-election this year, but instead retire after his 30 years in the House

Richmond, VA – Yesterday, Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced that he will not seek re-election this year, but instead retire after his 30 years in the House. Speaking to his retirement, Speaker Howell said, “Serving in this esteemed body which is the Virginia House of Delegates for the last 30 […]

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Delegate Villanueva and Senator Frank Wagner in Partnership with Secretary Aubrey Layne Negotiate Norfolk Right of Way Repayment Solution for City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND, Virginia –  Delegate Ron Villanueva and Senator Frank Wagner have negotiated with Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne a financial remedy for the City of Virginia for the Norfolk Southern Right-of-Way.  Should the Virginia Beach City Council accept the terms of a new prescriptive easement designating that the corridor will be used for future high capacity […]

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