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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
What is the Target Goal?

The initial catalyst for the Central Corridor project was the desire to maximize opportunity for the region and to help move people to the job centers in the downtown areas of the Twin Cities, which would help the region…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

As with many transit projects, three primary goals include reducing congestion, promoting economic development along the corridor, and improving mobility options for the Grand Rapids metropolitan region.

Who are…
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

Due to the increasing costs of maintaining and supporting the city's coin operated parking meters throughout Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA) made the decision to do away with traditional meters in…

  • Press Release

This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the…

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

The system aims to manage parking resources in the city of San Francisco, with the ultimate goal of making the roadways and thoroughfares more efficient for all users and modes and transportation (this includes public…

  • Press Release

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the long awaited proposed rule setting new standards for transporting oil by rail following a year's worth of disasters and near disasters.

Both this proposal and a Canadian…

  • Press Release

NLC 1st Vice President Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, described the critical role public transportation has for local economies and why further investment is needed at a recent Capitol Hill briefing as part of…

  • CitiesSpeak

Communities across the country will celebrate the 7th annual National Train Day tomorrow, May 10th, taking a moment to enjoy both the romance and significance of passenger rail in connecting people and places.

From the Museum of the…

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