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Construction

Infrastructure

One of the most important responsibilities of local government is maintaining and improving infrastructure – transportation, water/sewer, technology and communications – that benefits all residents. This area is also one of the biggest challenges for cities given the great cost and the limited funding available. Our research helps cities learn about traditional and more creative solutions in all areas of infrastructure.

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The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) will host a Capitol Hill briefing to hear from both Congressional leaders and local officials about critical transportation programs and reforms that will make an…

Roads
Roads

As the United States water sector prepares to spend $20 billion over the next decade on capital and operating expenditures, the use of smart water solutions-hardware, software, and analytics-is becoming more popular and necessary. The uptick in…

Water
Water

Throughout the United States, rural residents lag behind their urban counterparts in broadband access. This inequity echoes through disparities in access to jobs, education and healthcare, while harming the ability of rural communities to attract…

Broadband
Broadband

As communities across America work to better serve their citizens, many are looking to a blend of physical and digital infrastructure to improve outcomes in transportation, water, energy, and other built infrastructure systems. But what does it…

Smart Infrastructure
Smart Infrastructure
  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — April 25, 2019 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide, “Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview” designed for local leaders learning how to best to integrate micromobility options — like e-…

Bikeshare
Bikeshare

The past year has been marked by a race toward micromobility, where bikes and electric scooters provide a new way for residents to move throughout their communities. While there is a great deal of promise with these innovations, the emergence of…

Bikeshare
Bikeshare
  • Press Release
  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — March 11, 2019 — Today, at its annual Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a report, “Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems,” to help local leaders pilot …

Car driving down road
Car driving down road
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 7, 2019 – More than 2,000 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from around the country will gather in Washington, D.C., March 10-13, 2019, for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference.…

Capitol
Capitol
  • Research Report

Mobility is central to individual prosperity, commerce and the growth of communities.

When it comes to city streets, commuter highways, rail lines and ports, cities need transportation networks that run like clockwork. But the costs of…

  • Issue Brief

 

Cities call on Congress to frame an infrastructure plan that works collaboratively with cities and reflects key guiding principles.

Sustainable Investment 

Together, cities and our federal partners must address the existing…

Rebuild With Us
Rebuild With Us