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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  • Issue Briefing

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now and communities face the challenging questions of how to prepare for them and how to integrate…

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
  • Research Report
Focus Issues: Opportunity, Equity, and Participation, Transportation, Climate Change, and Land Use 

This compendium of best practices, prepared by MZ Strategies, LLC, offers sample tools for funders to help ensure that low-income households and…

  • Research Report

Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is an approach to development that focuses land uses around a transit station or within a transit corridor. This guide highlights key ideas about transit-oriented development (TOD) and shows how local…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Transit-oriented development, or TOD, is an approach to development that focuses land uses around a transit station or within a transit corridor. Typically, it is characterized by:

A mix of uses Moderate to high density Pedestrian…

Introduction

This Action Guide was designed as a tool to help community advocates, practitioners, intermediaries, and jurisdictions in their efforts to foster mixedincome transit oriented development (TOD). The term “mixed-income TOD” is…

  • Research Report

This guide was designed as a tool to help community advocates, practitioners, intermediaries, and jurisdictions foster mixed-income transit oriented development (TOD). The term "mixed-income TOD" describes a set of goals that include the…

Econ Retail Pedestrian
Econ Retail Pedestrian
  • Research Report

A Complete Streets approach redefines what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money. It breaks down the traditional separation of 'highways,' '…