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  • CitiesSpeak

With autonomous vehicles on the ground, local governments face challenging questions about how to plan for them, how to integrate them into mixed traffic environments, and how to develop policy around this complex new…

photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
  • CitiesSpeak

Broadband access and adoption help promote economic development and social equity while promoting public health, public safety and educational opportunities for Americans around the country.

This is a guest post…

photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

From the construction of schools and hospitals to water treatment facilities and roads, municipal bonds provide the means for more than 42,000 state and local governments to finance infrastructure projects.

This…

photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
  • CitiesSpeak

The 115th Congress has the opportunity to leverage unprecedented public and bipartisan support to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges, and we will have a pivotal opportunity in the coming year to turn the tide…

photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
  • CitiesSpeak

Local governments need a federal commitment and partner to improve our water, transportation and broadband systems. America cannot continue to be great without world-class infrastructure.

This is a guest post by…

photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
  • CitiesSpeak

To improve our nation's infrastructure, cities need the freedom to explore innovative financing tools — but they also need a renewed commitment from their partners at the state and federal levels of government.

photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017 Congress Stands with Cities on Funding for Fiscal Year 2017 House Passes Healthcare Reform; Debate Moves to the Senate NLC Leader Testifies Before Senate Committee on Broadband…
  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs on…

Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
  • Issue Briefing

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now and communities face the challenging questions of how to prepare for them and how to integrate…

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles
  • Issue Briefing

Talk of “smart cities” seems ubiquitous these days, plus communities are experiencing pressure to prepare for a future that promises autonomous vehicles and fully connected infrastructure. Broadband is critical to the success of these new and…

Broadband
Broadband