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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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  • 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.

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panel
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

The overarching goal of this project is to improve mobility options in Central Indiana. The planned bus-rapid transit lines are one component of the region's long-range transportation plan, which also includes…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Press Release

Just before the August recess, the Senate passed the "Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act", a bill that authorizes over $50 billion in federal funding annually for six years to support…

Traffic
Traffic
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON - Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"Today we applaud Chairman…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Bill Nesper, Vice President of Programs at the League of American Bicyclists.

Bicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many municipal challenges. It’s an opportunity to make your…

bike to work
bike to work
  • 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
  • Press Release

NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah provided the following testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 17, 2015.

Good morning, Chairman Shuster, Ranking…

Mayor Becker Testimony
Mayor Becker Testimony