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One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.

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  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are taking a holistic, long-term approach to developing their transportation systems.

“One big pothole.” This is how former Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has frequently described the state of…

Railway
Railway
  • Press Release

This week, NLC joined local governments and water utility and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation's aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and the impact that such investment would…

NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC is celebrating 90 years of making cities better place to live. Read the anniversary kick-off letter from NLC President Chris Coleman, and the first blog in this 90th anniversary series.

As NLC continues to celebrate its 90th…

Subway
Subway
  • CitiesSpeak

James Brooks, Roger Williams and Mark Weinheimer contributed to this post.

Far too many in this country face a transportation infrastructure that is woefully inadequate, limiting opportunities and increasing costs in terms of people’s time…

st. paul light rail
st. paul light rail
  • Press Release

Since last reported on by NLC in December, 2012, the state of Oregon has covered a lot of mileage (ouch!) in its efforts to identify and put into place the next road user charge program. 

It is serendipitous that Oregon is a leader in…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the sixth in a seven-part series about mayors’ 2012 State of the City Speeches. As the rest of America waits for the Federal Government to get its act together and pass a comprehensive transportation bill, cities across the country are…

  • News Announcement

The nation's cities are cutting personnel and infrastructure projects as the economic downturn continues to take its toll on city finances according to the National League of Cities' (NLC) 26th annual City Fiscal Conditions report. 

  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

by Julia Pulidindi 

Earlier this month, 42 construction projects and 33 planning projects were awarded the second round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. About 17 percent of the construction…

Press Release
Press Release
  • News Announcement

Amtrak recently announced the adoption of a comprehensive plan to upgrade and replace its Northeast Corridor in order to achieve the sort of high-speed rail standards seen in Western Europe and East Asia. The fairly cursory plan borrows largely…

  • News Announcement

Last week, as the economy continued to struggle, President Obama laid out his vision for renewing and expanding the country's transportation infrastructure system. 

The President's plan, which must be approved by Congress, features a…