Sabeena Hickman, the chief executive officer at PLANET, recommends local government leaders consider reputation, experience and ability to help manage costs when selecting a landscaping partner....More
The U.S. Federal Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Leaders and Laggards" report found improvement in the nation's schools since 2007, but also emphasized that significant improvements still need to be made....More
The city of Chicago is using an all-electric garbage truck from Motiv Power Systems to make pickups on a variety of routes. The vehicle saves 2,688 gallons of fuel a year, according to the company....More
When executed properly, public private partnerships can be beneficial to both local governments and business interests. Here, American City & County highlights some notable PPPs from across the nation.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) finalized a $2.3 billion deal with a consortium of construction and infrastructure firms to rebuild Interstate Four in urban Orlando. The highway will feature improved aesthetics and toll roads....More
The legislative agenda of the National Association of Counties for the remainder of the 113th Congress includes preventing the implementation of the "Waters of the U.S." rule, allowing state and local governments to collect online sales taxes and advocating for a long-term funding solution to highway maintenance....More