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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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  • Case Studies & Practices
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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

In 2016, the city of San Antonio adopted SA Tomorrow, a coordinated planning effort including an updated Comprehensive Plan, Sustainability Plan, and Multimodal Transportation Plan. The plans are intended to help the city manage…

  • 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

A new municipal tool is available to help city officials establish and expand shared modes of transport. Sharon Feigon examines several trends across a range of cities that can provide insight and guidance in this rapidly-evolving landscape.…

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police
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week's edition, Mayor Clint Folsom shares how a revolution in…

  • CitiesSpeak

As time advances and new technology, adoption and traffic scenarios unfold, cities face many uncertainties when it comes to transportation and mobility.

As the availability and flexibility of self-driving vehicles such as this…

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mercedes
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. Because June is Small Cities Month, this week's talk focuses on…

  • CitiesSpeak

Why is it often difficult for sharing economy providers to comply with city policies? Because, most of the time, the technology cities use to implement these policies are an afterthought during the debate about how best to regulate the sharing…

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driver
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. As this is Infrastructure Week, this week's talk centers on one…

  • CitiesSpeak

College Park, Maryland, Mayor Patrick Wojahn explains why so many local governments are investing in trails – and walking and biking – as a means of transportation.

“While local officials have historically seen trail networks primarily…

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trail