The following post was written by Leslie Wollack, Program Director at the National League of Cities. NLC is disappointed in the vote by the House Ways and Means Committee to change the way public transportation is funded…a funding structure that has provided highway and transit programs with dedicated and dependable funding for over thirty years.
As any competitive or recreational swimmer knows, the swimming pool has a strict hierarchy of performance and expectation. At one end of the pool are the fast lanes and at the other end are the slow lanes. In the fast lanes are found the competitive tri-athletes, the varsity collegiate swimmers and the Olympic wannabees. For
What might Hill & Knowlton, Fleishman-Hillard or Edelman Public Relations do if they were given the marketing campaign for INFRASTRUCTURE? It’s a terrible word in desperate need of rebranding. What self-respecting PR firm would not jump at the chance to persuade Americans to spend their hard earned dollars on infrastructure instead of tablets or timeshares?
Bikeshare systems bring a number of economic and environmental benefits to cities, as previously outlined and in NLC’s new municipal action guide, Integrating Bike Share Programs into a Sustainable Transportation System. Furthermore, they are attractive to residents and tourists, thereby contributing to a city’s reputation for livability. Riding a bicycle as a means of transportation
Bikeshare systems are sprouting across the U.S. at a heartening pace. Motivated by a combination of factors – including rising oil prices that discourage automobile use, public health concerns and a desire to increase physical activity, efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and the need to more efficiently use urban space –
Kansas has recently become the 26th state to adopt a “no texting while driving” law. Until January 1, 2011, drivers will receive a warning if they are caught texting while driving and after that, law enforcement officials will issue $60 fines for the offense. So important has this issue become, that President Obama, even, issued