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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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Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery 2021:  Leveraging Aid and Partnerships for Change

Background Coming off the success of the 2020 Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery grant program, NACTO again offered a competitive grant opportunity to ten city transportation agencies. With funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, city agencies partnered with community-based organizations working to center community expertise in Covid-19 response and recovery. As cities continued to face challenges […]

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NACTO in 2021: Cities Taking the Lead

At NACTO, we’re focused on making sure transportation lives up to its promise. That’s why we nurture a network of committed practitioners to share ideas and advance the field’s state of practice, push to make federal transportation policy work for cities, and continually bring national attention to the obstacles between the streets we have now […]

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Claudia Preciado joins NACTO as Director of Engagement

After a national search, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is  pleased to introduce Claudia Preciado as our new Director of Engagement. Claudia brings years of experience in the transportation sector, leveraging relationships and process improvements to help transit agencies deliver better service to their riders. Throughout her career, she has bridged the […]

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NACTO Applauds Bold Federal Goal of Zero Traffic Deaths

Administration Commits to Proven Best Practices in USDOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy NACTO applauds USDOT for its bold goal of zero deaths on America’s roads, and for committing to reorienting the department around a proven safe systems approach to safety.  These promising commitments include: Acknowledging the outsized role that street design plays on America’s uniquely […]

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America’s road department outlines its vision for the future of the country’s streets

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of NACTO, issued this statement in response to the Federal Highway Administration’s memo outlining how infrastructure spending should be prioritized to meet the country’s needs and goals. FHWA will soon distribute an unprecedented $350 billion in infrastructure spending. NACTO applauds FHWA’s commitment to ensuring that this funding goes to projects that […]

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