Public Works http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en Indianapolis ends contract for electric fleet http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">As electric cars continue to gain popularity among consumers and organizations, Indianapolis is driving away from a problem-plagued electric vehicle fleet agreement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/indianapolis-ends-contract-electric-fleet#comments Fleets Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:29:00 +0000 81041 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Indianapolis police car. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indianapolis_Metropolitan_police_cruiser_2.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The civics-culture correlation http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation <div class="field-deck"> Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:42:00 +0000 80871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Opened in October 2017, Louisville, Ky.&rsquo;s public Sunil M. Gavaskar Cricket Field caters to an avid base of 10 cricket clubs across the city. Image via City of Louisville.</p> Philadelphia to explore using civilian traffic enforcers http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers <div class="node-body article-body">Future traffic enforcers in Philadelphia might not have police badges.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers#comments Roadways Fri, 26 Jan 2018 23:12:00 +0000 80821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Traffic along I-95 in Philadelphia. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:I-95_SB_0.75_mi_to_Girard_Avenue-Lehigh_Avenue.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The robo-car revolution http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution <div class="field-deck"> Automated vehicles are about to take over our streets; what are cities doing to prepare for this disruptive technology? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automated vehicles are about to take over our streets; what are cities doing to prepare for this disruptive technology?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-transit/robo-car-revolution#comments Public Transit Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:25:00 +0000 80591 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>One of Uber&#39;s self-driving cars.</p> Collaborating to create smart communities http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/collaborating-create-smart-communities <div class="field-byline"> Larry Brown </div> <div class="field-deck"> Technology will help drive us into the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology will help drive us into the future.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/collaborating-create-smart-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/collaborating-create-smart-communities#comments Fleets Public Transit Smart Cities Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:40:00 +0000 80421 at http://americancityandcounty.com How to improve community mobility in a smart city through public-private partnerships http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-improve-community-mobility-smart-city-through-public-private-partnerships <div class="node-body blog-body">Derek Fretheim, director of business development at urban mobility company moovel Group, discusses how public-private partnerships can help cities develop their smart city and mobility initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-improve-community-mobility-smart-city-through-public-private-partnerships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-improve-community-mobility-smart-city-through-public-private-partnerships#comments Public Transit Smart Cities Viewpoints Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:26:00 +0000 80361 at http://americancityandcounty.com Iowa gas tax hike fuels local road infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">A 2015 gas tax increase has greatly aided state and local road construction across Iowa.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/iowa-gas-tax-hike-fuels-local-road-infrastructure#comments Roadways Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:38:00 +0000 80291 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Rock Island Centennial Bridge in Davenport, Iowa. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rock_Island_Centennial_Bridge_2012.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Pets get fast heat relief at New Jersey shelter http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative agreement helps speed installation of needed air conditioners </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When the air conditioning broke down at an Ocean City, N.J., animal shelter this past July, a U.S. Communities cooperative agreement helped expedite installation of rented A/C units so a variety of stray pets stayed comfortable.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/pets-get-fast-heat-relief-new-jersey-shelter#comments Buildings & Facilities Contracts Disaster Preparedness Facilities Coop Solutions Emergency Response Cooperative Purchasing Emergency Management Fiscal Management Strategic Sourcing Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:40:00 +0000 80121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Industrial air conditioners and a generator that Herc&nbsp;Rentals installed at an Ocean City, N.J. animal shelter on a temporary basis this past July after an equipment breakdown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns <div class="node-body article-body">Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/michigan-capital-files-zoning-records-lawsuit-against-neighboring-lansing-towns#comments Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000 80091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Lansing, Mich. City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lansing_City_Hall.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Driving big data http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data <div class="field-deck"> By helping local governments work smarter, telematics systems are saving time, money and lives </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By helping local governments work smarter, telematics systems are saving time, money and lives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fleets/driving-big-data#comments Fleets GIS & GPS Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:53:00 +0000 80051 at http://americancityandcounty.com