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The Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Decision is a Blow to the Fight Against Climate Change

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act. NACTO is deeply concerned by today’s decision by the Supreme Court to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

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A Gas Tax Holiday is a Gift to Oil Companies, Not Americans

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Chair of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement in response to calls for state and federal “gas tax holidays”:  The dramatically increasing cost of vehicles, insurance, and gas underscores the urgency of shifting our transportation system away from one mode–private cars–to […]

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More than 15,000 Stakeholders Call for Updating Misleading and Dangerous Federal Vehicle Safety Ratings

The Vehicles Most Likely to Kill Pedestrians and Cyclists Routinely Receive Four and Five-Star Safety Ratings from the Federal Government By the end of Wednesday, June 8th, more than 15,000 Americans–from political officeholders, to safety officials, to transportation experts, concerned educators, parents, and prominent consumer safety advocates–implored the Biden Administration to update the outdated ratings […]

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NACTO Congratulates Dr. Steven Cliff on Being Confirmed as NHTSA Administrator

Dr. Cliff Faces a Long Road Ahead to Renew NHTSA’s Leadership Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Steven Cliff as NHTSA Administrator: NACTO congratulates Dr. Steven Cliff on his confirmation as NHTSA Administrator, furthering the Administration’s progress on […]

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Why The U.S. Gives Monster SUVs Five-Star Safety Ratings and What You Can Do About It

Proposed federal safety regulations could make vehicle design safer for pedestrians and cyclists. USDOT is taking comments from the public–your city, your organization, your role as a parent, teacher, or just as a concerned resident–until June 8th. We need your voice. It’s a crisis years in the making: vehicles are getting bigger and heavier, leading […]

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Intensifying Traffic Deaths a Clear Mandate to Address the Main Causes of America’s Traffic Safety Crisis

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), today issued the following statement in response to USDOT data showing an accelerating increase in U.S. traffic fatalities: USDOT’s latest fatality data confirm that the United States’ national traffic safety crisis is intensifying, with a person killed on American streets and roads […]

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New Federal Program Takes a Major Step to Help Cities Combat America’s Escalating Traffic Safety Crisis

Safe Streets and Roads for All Provides Urgently-Needed Funding to Redesign Local Streets for Safety Today, USDOT took a major step to combating America’s escalating traffic safety crisis. Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) provides urgently-needed federal transportation funding to cities and local governments, and targets the heart of America’s road safety crisis: street […]

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NACTO’s Statement on the Killing of Patrick Lyoya

Last week, Patrick Lyoya, a Black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop for a nonviolent offense. While an investigation is ongoing and we don’t yet know every detail of what happened, the killing of Lyoya echoes an all-too-familiar pattern. Black and brown people […]

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Making Bikes Count: New Tips and Guidance for Better Bike Count Programs

The first Urban Bikeway Design Guide, introduced a decade ago, sparked a street design revolution among cities in North America. In our next chapter of city-led guidance, we are releasing a series of working papers to address the most critical gaps in bikeway planning and design guidance, as part of the long-awaited update to the […]

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Announcing the Next Stage of Growth for the Global Designing Cities Initiative

NACTO is proud to announce that in just seven years, the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) grew from a small startup incubated within NACTO to one of the most influential leaders on city streets around the world, and will now operate as an independent program.  From the Global Street Design Guide, to Designing Streets for […]

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