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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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  • 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…

  • Research Report

Complete Streets policies formalize a community's intent to plan, design, operate and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. Policies direct decision-makers to consistently fund, plan…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Before there were cars, there were streets that accommodated multiple modes of travel. After the advent of automobiles, transportation agencies increasingly built streets only for cars. Because these incomplete streets…

  • Press Release

The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Sec. Chao on her confirmation and commends the Trump Administration for their dedication to bringing America’s infrastructure into the 21st Century.


photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
  • Case Studies & Practices
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In the absence of any tax increment financing options (TIF) available under Washington State law, the City of Auburn sought to stimulate development in its city center with infrastructure projects…

  • Case Studies & Practices

In 2016, the city of San Antonio adopted SA Tomorrow, a coordinated planning effort including an updated Comprehensive Plan, Sustainability Plan, and Multimodal Transportation Plan. The plans are intended to help the city manage…

  • CitiesSpeak

Uber began testing fully automated vehicles in Pittsburgh last month in a move to lower the operating costs of its ride-hailing service. The company’s business decision has implications beyond profits and lower fares – it may very well signal a…

Transportation
Transportation
  • CitiesSpeak

A new municipal tool is available to help city officials establish and expand shared modes of transport. Sharon Feigon examines several trends across a range of cities that can provide insight and guidance in this rapidly-evolving landscape.…

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police
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week's edition, Mayor Clint Folsom shares how a revolution in…