Budget and Appropriations Call Resources

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Budget and Appropriations Call Resources

In response to budget and appropriations requests for information, NARC hosted a conference call last week. Both the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) provided important county and city perspectives during the call. Here are some resources from the call: Call Summary Fast Facts – House Appropriations Fast Facts –…

Senate THUD Bill

Last Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a $60.1 billion FY2018 spending bill that provides $3.6 billion more than the House Appropriations version. The Senate total includes $550 million for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. The Senate measure would provide $19.5 billion in discretionary funding for USDOT, $3.3 billion more…

Iowa Data Bike

Iowa Data Bike is a proof-of-concept initiative by the Des Moines Area MPO in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Using an app that senses the roughness of pavement, Data Bike will generate data scoring the condition of trails, as well as collect 360-degree imagery of the trails…

Impact of Future Technology in Miami-Dade TPO’s 2045 LRTP Study

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization commissioned a study to examine existing and future technologies that will impact their 2045 long-range transportation plan and provide recommendations for incorporating technology. The report went through each time period until 2045 and predicted developments on a variety of topics. The report suggested that the TPO should update its travel…

Member Blog: Let’s Not Get Run Over by Major Transportation Trends

In this blog post, Lyle Wray, executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford, CT, explores community impacts of ride-sharing and solutions for working with disruptive technologies such as shared rides, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and connected vehicles. Wray suggests developing a framework for measuring impacts, forecasting, and tracking results of pilots…

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