Right-of-way Management and First Amendment Challenges

What You'll Learn

  • How to manage dedications of the public right-of-way and regulatory tools for best practices in right-of way management.
  • How to understand the regulatory challenges presented by small wireless facilities and shared mobility services in the public right-of-way.
  • How to appreciate new constitutional limits for First Amendment activity in the public right-of-way.

More Course Details

Local governments hold the public right-of-way in trust for the benefit of the public, but rapid changes in technology, federal policy, and constitutional law are increasing demands for services and challenging local regulatory authority.

In this course, experienced local government attorneys and industry professionals discuss best practices for right-of-way management in the face of emerging challenges. Speakers review local authority to regulate small wireless facilities, challenges presented by federal preemption, and local government litigation of the Federal Communication Commission's new rules.

Learn about the impact of shared mobility services — including car-sharing, bikes, and scooters — and how the First Amendment is changing regulation of panhandling, charitable solicitation, and signs in the public right-of-way.