Roadways http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en Investing in transportation will move America forward http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/investing-transportation-will-move-america-forward <div class="node-body blog-body">John Barton, DOT market sector leader and senior vice president for infrastructure solutions firm HNTB, explains some approaches that local governments can take to improve their transportation systems while ensuring that every dollar is spent effectively on the priorities of greatest value. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/investing-transportation-will-move-america-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/investing-transportation-will-move-america-forward#comments Public Transit Roadways Viewpoints Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:07:00 +0000 82481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Ohio governor: all public roads to be open for autonomous vehicle testing http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/ohio-governor-all-public-roads-be-open-autonomous-vehicle-testing <div class="node-body article-body">Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order on May 9 that allows autonomous vehicles to be tested on any public Ohio road. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/ohio-governor-all-public-roads-be-open-autonomous-vehicle-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/ohio-governor-all-public-roads-be-open-autonomous-vehicle-testing#comments Cloud Computing Roadways Thu, 10 May 2018 19:37:00 +0000 81961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Ohio Governor John Kasich. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Kasich_(25516763921).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> San Francisco escalates scooter skirmish http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish <div class="node-body article-body">Last week the San Francisco public works department impounded dozens of the personal motorized vehicles. This comes only two weeks after three companies – Lime, Bird and Spin – deployed fleets of scooters across the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-escalates-scooter-skirmish#comments Roadways Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:51:00 +0000 81671 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://www.bird.co/">Bird.</a></p> How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure program doesn't bring in much cash. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure#comments Housing Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:52:00 +0000 81561 at http://americancityandcounty.com White streets in LA combat the 'heat island' effect http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to cool the city, Los Angeles is experimenting with painting some of its streets white.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/white-streets-la-combat-heat-island-effect#comments Roadways Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:40:00 +0000 81361 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Photo courtesy of GuardTop.</p> Indianapolis declares state of emergency to deal with potholes http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes <div class="node-body article-body">Indianapolis’ roads are in such dire condition that the city’s mayor issued an emergency declaration on Feb. 23 to jumpstart heavy street maintenance.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/indianapolis-declares-state-emergency-deal-potholes#comments Roadways Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:34:00 +0000 81081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Screen grab of the Indianapolis government&#39;s pothole viewer. Red dots are potholes that haven&#39;t yet been filled, while green dots have been filled.</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> 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> Smarter streetlights http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights <div class="field-byline"> Thomas Cook </div> <div class="field-deck"> Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upgrading streetlights to smart LEDs is a no-brainer. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/smarter-streetlights#comments Energy Efficiency Roadways Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:47:00 +0000 80031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>LED post top lights with motion sensors and smart controllers at U.C. Davis, California.&nbsp;</p> One car family: the next frontier in transportation http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation <div class="node-body blog-body">Nick Helmholdt, acting director of comprehensive Planning at the Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, explains why supporting one car families is important for local governments.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/one-car-family-next-frontier-transportation#comments Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:24:00 +0000 79251 at http://americancityandcounty.com