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New NACTO Analysis Finds Americans Have Taken Half a Billion Bikeshare and E-Scooter Trips Since 2010

New data snapshot finds micromobility has become a crucial part of city transportation networks across the U.S., and that bikeshare and e-scooter systems were key to moving essential workers during the pandemic. As the bike boom continues, city approaches to regulating micromobility must evolve. Bike share, e-scooters and other micromobility systems have become a crucial […]

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Introducing Our 2022-2023 Transportation Justice Fellows

Meet 12 individuals from across the country shaping a more equitable transportation system. NACTO and the Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) are proud to announce the 2022-2023 cohort of the Transportation Justice Fellowship. The Fellowship, which runs from November 2022 to June 2023, is designed for US-based early- and mid-career professionals who identify as people […]

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More Than 100,000 Comments In Support Of DOT Greenhouse Gas Rule Submitted During Comment Period

Supporters urge the Biden Administration to urgently advance this commonsense rule.  More than 100,000 comments in support of the Department of Transportation’s proposed greenhouse gas rule were submitted during the comment period that ended yesterday.  The rule will unify a hodgepodge of incomplete data from across the country into a unified standard, so states, MPOs, […]

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Reflections on #NACTO2022: The Power of Coming Together and the Work that Lies Ahead

After the Labor Day weekend, amidst the rush of back-to-school and an unprecedented transit crisis in our host cities, we brought 1,200 transportation experts, policymakers, advocates, and practitioners to Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville for the return of NACTO’s Designing Cities Conference. It was both the 10th anniversary of the conference, and our first one back […]

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NACTO Opposes Automaker Requests for Safety Exemptions for Autonomous Vehicles

Ford and GM’s requests for exemptions from federal standards raise serious concerns. This summer, Ford and General Motors requested exemptions from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that would allow each automaker to deploy up to 2,500 self-driving vehicles without human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals. NACTO has submitted letters to the National Highway […]

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New NACTO Report: Improving Bus Service is Key to Fighting Climate Change

The report offers strategies and best practices for cities to transform bus service in two years. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) published a new report today that argues the city bus is the most powerful tool local leaders have to mitigate the impact of catastrophic climate change. The report, entitled “Move! That! […]

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Traffic deaths are surging, but we have the tools to make Americans safe

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), made the following statement in response to a record 7% increase in traffic fatalities in the U.S.: Today, the United States’ latest safety numbers brought tragic–yet unexpected–news: far too many people in the U.S. die in preventable traffic crashes, and the country’s […]

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NACTO Urges All Levels of Government to take Action that Strengthen Gains from Landmark Climate Bill

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), made the following statement in response to Biden’s signage of the Inflation Reduction Act into law:  NACTO congratulates the Biden Administration and Congressional leadership for passing and signing into law the Inflation Reduction Act–a landmark achievement that will dramatically reduce greenhouse gas […]

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USDOT Funds Transportation Projects That Will Have Exceptional Safety, Equity, and Climate Benefits

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of NACTO, issued the following statement in response to USDOT’s award of more than $2 billion in RAISE grants:  NACTO applauds the Biden-Harris administration for funding more than 150 innovative transportation projects across the country that will meaningfully improve peoples’ lives. These projects will make the country’s transportation system measurably safer, […]

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New NACTO Working Paper Recommends Reforming Bicycle Laws that Punish Black and Latine/x Bike Riders Without Improving Safety

The working paper encourages policymakers to overhaul laws, including eliminating those used to unfairly criminalize people on bikes. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) published a new working paper today that finds bicycle laws across the U.S. often fail to improve safety while leading to harmful over-policing that disproportionately punishes Black, Latine/x, low-income […]

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