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Transportation

Mobility is central to individual prosperity, as well as to commerce and to the growth of communities. Whether it is city streets, commuter highways, rail lines, or ports, the work of cities requires attention to both the existing transportation network, and the emerging trends that will shape the future. NLC’s resources in this area focus on streets, bicycle paths, traffic management, and public transit along with the ways in which technology has and will shape tomorrow’s transportation system.

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Recent

  • Press Release

The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Sec. Chao on her confirmation and commends the Trump Administration for their dedication to bringing America’s infrastructure into the 21st Century.


photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
  • Research Report

We have discovered widening gaps between innovation in the private sector, the expressed preferences of citizens, and the visions of city planners regarding transportation investment.  For instance, many transportation plans which project…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

In the absence of any tax increment financing options (TIF) available under Washington State law, the City of Auburn sought to stimulate development in its city center with infrastructure projects…

  • Case Studies & Practices

The City of San Antonio recently adopted SA Tomorrow, a three-in-one planning initiative consisting of a new Comprehensive Plan, Sustainability Plan, and Multimodal Transportation Plan. Through the Leadership in Community Resilience program, NLC…

  • CitiesSpeak

Uber began testing fully automated vehicles in Pittsburgh last month in a move to lower the operating costs of its ride-hailing service. The company’s business decision has implications beyond profits and lower fares – it may very well signal a…

Transportation
Transportation
  • CitiesSpeak

This is an excerpt from City of the Future: Technology & Mobility, and the second in our “Viewpoints on the Future” blog series. Read the first one here.

Peter Torrellas has been working at the intersection of…

atlanta
atlanta
  • CitiesSpeak

More than 100 congressional staff, local officials, and media members gathered in the U.S. Capitol to hear NLC leaders explain the role of local government in infrastructure projects including clean water, transit, and broadband internet.

panel
panel
  • Press Release

The House was caught by surprise in July when the Senate introduced and approved the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill. Up until that point, the House was focused on additional short-term extensions to keep transportation…

  • CitiesSpeak

In a 6-3 decision in Rodriguez v. United States, the Supreme Court held that a dog sniff conducted after a completed traffic stop violates the Fourth Amendment. In a dissent, Justice Alito describes the Court’s holding as “unnecessary,…

dog sniffing
dog sniffing
  • 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