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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

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar present cities with the opportunity to radically transform transportation in their communities. If cities make use of the lessons they are learning from work with car share firms like Zip Car and with bike share programs,…

Lyft
Lyft
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the third in a series of blogs that will explore the impact TIGER grants have on local communities by helping them better leverage financing options, meet transportation safety goals, and increase overall quality of life by introducing…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second in a series of blogs that will explore the impact TIGER grants have on local communities by helping them better leverage financing options, meet transportation safety goals, and increase overall quality of life by introducing…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is the first in a series of blogs that will explore the impact TIGER grants have on local communities by helping them better leverage financing options, meet transportation safety goals, and increase overall quality of life by introducing…

  • Press Release

“Dear Member of Congress:  I’m stuck in traffic wasting time, fuel and money.  All around me are trucks, commuters and families delayed and frustrated.  Please pay attention to America’s ailing and inadequate infrastructure.  It’s important.  It’…

  • CitiesSpeak

Celebrating Train Day and Transportation Week  May is a month for celebrating transportation across the country.  National Transportation Week was held May 14-20 and Train Day on May 11.   For cities and towns, transportation…

  • CitiesSpeak

I live in a region that is nationally known for its traffic congestion.  In virtually every poll, newspaper article, or blog on the topic (google “DC region traffic congestion” for proof), the DC metro area is up in the ranks.  Somewhat…

  • Press Release

As local governments are looking for alternative financing options for their transportation initiatives, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming an increasingly attractive solution for them.

PPPs are used regularly in several…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

June 1, 2012

After weeks of optimism by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer that a conference agreement on a long-term transportation bill is within reach, some troubling signs are now emerging that…

  • Press Release

Earlier this month, Citi and IBM, both NLC Corporate Partners, as well as Streetline announced a $25 million Citi credit facility to fund innovation in parking and help transform cities for the future. Citi is joining the collaboration between…