Roadways http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en 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 Charleston County sues South Carolina state government bank over highway completion http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/charleston-county-sues-south-carolina-state-government-bank-over-highway-completion <div class="node-body article-body">A decade-long, unfinished highway construction project culminating in a state bank's vote to scrap the project has led a South Carolina county to sue the bank for breach of contract. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/charleston-county-sues-south-carolina-state-government-bank-over-highway-completion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/charleston-county-sues-south-carolina-state-government-bank-over-highway-completion#comments Roadways Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:24:00 +0000 78861 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Street in Charleston, S.C. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:King_Street,_Charleston,_South_Carolina.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>