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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

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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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last night, the U.S. Senate joined the House to pass a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill, representing the first time Congress has passed a long-term national transportation funding bill in more than a decade. The "…

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  • Case Studies & Practices
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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

WASHINGTON—Earlier today the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), clearing the way for a vote on the six-year, $325 billion surface…

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  • 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…

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  • Press Release

A Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind., which had been closed since the mid-70s, was sold to a group of private investors in 1989 for $1 million with plans for the group to invest an additional $5-10 million to renovate the hotel as a mixed-used…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Following the passage of Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236), which includes a three-month extension of federal…

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  • 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…

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