This coming Tuesday, the president will deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Though it was delayed by a political impasse and a resulting shutdown of many parts of the federal government, this State of the Union speech comes at a particularly pivotal time in Washington. The address could
Author: Brittney Kohler
Every day, more than 42,000 flights travel through cities in the United States, carrying 2.5 million airline passengers across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. This is why reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was on the must-do list before Congress leaves Washington for the mid-term elections. Cities were glad to see that
Since the president released his infrastructure proposal this spring, city leaders across America have called on Congress to follow up with a proposal of their own. On July 23, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released a discussion bill on a transportation and water resources infrastructure investment package.
This week, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) held its first of several webinars on the rebranded Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants — which have been rebranded as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants (BUILD) grants. These grants have been exceedingly popular with cities in the past to fund innovative and multimodal projects
On May 23, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the impact of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the future of insurance. In light of the Senate’s American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act), this hearing brings another critical perspective on AVs. For cities, the hearing yielded two crucial takeaways on the
This blog post is part of a series on rebuilding and reimagining America’s infrastructure for NLC’s Rebuild With Us campaign. In just a short time, after years of work and coordination, the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will welcome its newest arrival to the streets of downtown: The first ‘Hop’ streetcar has arrived. Working in coordination with local
This blog post is part of a series on rebuilding and reimagining America’s infrastructure for NLC’s Rebuild With Us campaign. The City of North Port is a young and thriving community in southwest Florida. It’s also one of Florida’s largest cities by area — covering over 105 square miles. Incredibly, the city is only 30% developed right