Roadways http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en San Francisco debuts “poop patrol” to clean up its feces problem http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem <div class="node-body article-body">A six-person public works team is about to tackle one of San Francisco’s more notorious problems — the abundance of human waste present on its sidewalks. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/san-francisco-debuts-poop-patrol-clean-its-feces-problem#comments Roadways Waste Mon, 20 Aug 2018 18:12:00 +0000 82901 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A worker pressure washes the front of a house on in San Francisco, Calif.&nbsp;Photo by Justin Sullivan/<a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/465779161" target="_blank">Getty Images</a>.</p> Multiple cities clip Bird's wings http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings <div class="node-body article-body">Several cities are pushing back against Bird, an on-demand electric scooter app. The company thinks its vehicles will solve first- and last-mile transportation issues, but many municipalities want regulatory framework in place before adopting the service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/multiple-cities-clip-birds-wings#comments Roadways Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:35:00 +0000 82871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via Bird.</p> Counties face hurdles in working with states to fund bridge repairs http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs <div class="node-body article-body">Counties are struggling to repair deteriorating bridges on their own, and obtaining state funds requires overcoming major obstacles. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/counties-face-hurdles-working-states-fund-bridge-repairs#comments Roadways Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:12:00 +0000 82851 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Kemp Avenue Bridge in Watertown, S.D. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kemp_Avenue_Bridge,_Watertown_South_Dakota,_May_2017.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> New York City caps ridesharing licenses for one year, passes other rideshare-related bills http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related <div class="node-body article-body">New York has become the first major U.S. city to cap the number of ridesharing vehicles that can operate within its limits.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-caps-ridesharing-licenses-one-year-passes-other-rideshare-related#comments Economic Development Roadways Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:45:00 +0000 82821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Uber and Lyft-marked&nbsp;car. Image via <a href="https://www.gettyimages.com/license/1007905058">Getty Images</a>.</p> West Hollywood city council urges removal of President Trump’s Walk of Fame star http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star <div class="node-body article-body">The West Hollywood, Calif., City Council has called for the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only issue is, council doesn’t have the authority to remove the star. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/west-hollywood-city-council-urges-removal-president-trump-s-walk-fame-star#comments Roadways Administration Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82791 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Buskers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame.jpg/800px-Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 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>