Tampa, Florida street
Tampa, Florida street

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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Recent

  • 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…

  • Press Release

Chris Coleman is the Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., and President of the National League of Cities.

In October 1924, John G. Stutz, Executive Secretary of the League of Kansas Municipalities, invited the then-21 state municipal…

Press Release
Press Release
  • 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
  • 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’…

Press Release
Press Release
  • 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…