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

WASHINGTON — November 5, 2018 — Tomorrow, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host the steering group of Road to Zero, a safety coalition with the goal to eliminate traffic deaths within 30 years. Organized by the National Safety Council and…

Road to Zero
Road to Zero
  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — October 17, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its newest report, “Autonomous Vehicle Pilots Across America,” which offers an analysis of current regulations surrounding autonomous vehicles (AVs) as well as an…

AV
AV
  • Research Report

The unstoppable forces of automation and artificial intelligence are rapidly changing the way we move through, work in and design cities. Technological advancements are transforming the mobility environment as a wide range of companies continue…

AV
AV
  • Webinar

Cities across the U.S. are piloting autonomous vehicle technologies today, but changes may be coming if Congress passes national legislation. USDOT is also actively gathering feedback to inform their guidance. Join us to get your bearing on this…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2018 – Today, President Trump released his administration's infrastructure proposal following a meeting at the White House with city leaders. The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds the administration for putting…

America's crumbling infrastructure
America's crumbling infrastructure
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 25, 2017 — The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors today issued the following statement on President Trump’s directive to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish…

Drones
Drones
  • 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