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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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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — September 6, 2017 — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE Act (HR3388), a bill that provides for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers. In response to…

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles
  • CitiesSpeak

At an uncertain time for federal transportation policy, local elected officials across the country are rolling up their sleeves and adopting a “do it yourself” ethos — and the result is often surprising.

This is…

photo - All Transportation Is Local
photo - All Transportation Is Local
  • CitiesSpeak

With autonomous vehicles on the ground, local governments face challenging questions about how to plan for them, how to integrate them into mixed traffic environments, and how to develop policy around this complex new…

photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
  • CitiesSpeak

Local governments need a federal commitment and partner to improve our water, transportation and broadband systems. America cannot continue to be great without world-class infrastructure.

This is a guest post by…

photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
  • CitiesSpeak

To improve our nation's infrastructure, cities need the freedom to explore innovative financing tools — but they also need a renewed commitment from their partners at the state and federal levels of government.

photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
  • CitiesSpeak

Innovation does not diminish the need for an effective regulatory framework — but does government have the right strategies and tools to effectively engage a deluge of emerging technologies and citizen entrepreneurs? As…

photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
photo - Can Tech and Government Get Along?
  • Issue Briefing

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy that was appealing but unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now, and local governments and regional organizations face a number of…

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are rolling out on city streets across the country at a rapid pace – much faster than anticipated just a few years ago. While state and federal entities have always played a role in regulating transportation, cities are where…

Autonomous vehicle
Autonomous vehicle
  • News Announcement

New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future

WASHINGTON — April 19, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide to help cities prepare for the roll out of autonomous…

photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
  • CitiesSpeak

Included in the administration’s first budget proposal is a $499 billion cut to one of the federal government’s most successful transportation funding programs: TIGER Grants.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging…

photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks