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NACTO Launches Green Light for Great Streets

New Initiative Will Identify Structural Changes to Speed Up Transportation Innovations in Cities Nationwide For Immediate Release June 6, 2017 Press contact: Alexander Engel alex@nacto.org 646.324.2919 The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization that represents more than 50 major cities in the United States, today announced a year-long initiative, Green Light for […]

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Transit Accelerator: All-in on Cambridge’s Mass Ave

Last month, NACTO partnered with the City of Cambridge, MBTA, and TransitCenter—and with thanks to funding and support from the Barr Foundation—to host a two-day transit roadshow, accelerating year-long efforts to transform Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge into a better corridor for transit and an even more vibrant place for people. Leaders from peer cities, including […]

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Worldwide Launch of the Global Street Design Guide

Digital release, translations makes the guide available at no cost to planners For Immediate Release May 16, 2017 Press Contact: Abhimanyu Prakash abhimanyu@nacto.org +1 917.893.1325 View the Guide online > Download sample images (20 MB ZIP)>  The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative today announced the launch of the Global […]

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Transit Accelerator: Better Buses in Oakland

Earlier this month, NACTO, in partnership with TransitCenter, led a comprehensive series of workshops with Oakland’s new Department of Transportation and Oakland’s regional transit agency, AC Transit. This work is part of an initiative that is taking the concepts from the Transit Street Design Guide from book to implementation in four cities across the country. […]

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Rogue Bike Share Providers Raise Concerns For Cities

Coordination between cities and operators is key for successful systems For Immediate Release April 13, 2017 Press contact: Alexander Engel alex@nacto.org 646.324.2919 In recent weeks, “rogue” bike share companies have launched, uninvited, in U.S. cities with flimsy equipment and limited or no public notification, posing significant safety risks to the public, and fully divorced from […]

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Bringing Equitable Bike Share to Bed-Stuy

Cities across the country are working with local partners to ensure that the benefits of bike share are equitable, and that bike share is accessible to people from all backgrounds. One such partnership, between Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, NYC DOT, the NYC Department of Health, and Motivate (the operator of Citi Bike), successfully changed perceptions on […]

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Transport for London Endorses Global Street Design Guide

Largest transportation agency to endorse guide to date, providing inspiration, permission for new urban design strategies For Immediate Release: March 21, 2017 London, 21 March, 2017 — The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), Bloomberg Philanthropies and Transport for London (TfL) today announced that TfL has endorsed the newly released Global Street Design Guide, […]

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President Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster for cities

Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint. President Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster for cities and their transportation systems, gutting three of the most valuable Federal programs for cities across the country. The White […]

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NACTO Releases Nationwide Bike Share Ridership Data

Over 28 Million Bike Share Trips Were Taken in the U.S. in 2016 For Immediate Release March 9, 2017 Press contact: Alexander Engel alex@nacto.org 646.324.2919 The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 51 cities in North America, today released the first-ever nationwide count of bike share rides in the United States. […]

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Re: Motor vehicle deaths in 2016 estimated to be highest in nine years Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following statement in response to an estimate of traffic deaths by the National Safety Council. As reported by the National Safety Council today, an estimated 40,200 people […]

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