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U.S. Government Cuts the Red Tape for Red Lanes

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, issued the following statement in response to the Federal Highway Administration’s interim approval of red-colored transit lanes. NACTO applauds the FHWA for this critical milestone to improving transit infrastructure and operations, paving the way for transformative transit projects across the country without the […]

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NTSB Finds Inadequate Safeguards in Place for Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Across U.S.

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), issued the following statement in response to NTSB’s call for more stringent AV testing standards: NACTO applauds NTSB for its focus on the systemic causes behind the death of Elaine Herzburg, who was struck by an Uber self-driving SUV in March 2018. […]

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Climate Action Keeps Rolling in San Antonio and Boston

Site Visits Continue in Two Climate Challenge Accelerator Cities NACTO’s Accelerator program, much like the Climate Challenge, is centered around helping cities strengthen the partnerships and pathways they need to rapidly realize important projects—and keep building such projects once the program ends. Building off our initial Accelerator city site visits, we recently went to San […]

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Bellevue’s Downtown Demonstration Bikeway

There’s change underfoot in Bellevue–literally. A light rail alignment is being tunneled beneath Bellevue’s downtown, ultimately connecting the city with Seattle to the west via high-capacity transit. This is a game-changer for the former high-tech bedroom community: this scale of transportation investment is poised to transform Bellevue’s built environment and transportation culture, shifting decades of […]

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Off the Drawing Board: San Francisco’s Market Street

Off the Drawing Board is a series that revisits past hosts of Digital Design Charrettes, an interactive webinar that connects host cities with peers from across the NACTO network to brainstorm solutions to real-world design challenges. Read more about Digital Design Charrettes. After almost 10 years of planning, it’s official: San Francisco’s busiest street for […]

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NACTO Statement re: Mandatory Helmet Laws

Corinne Kisner, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), issued the following statement in response to recommendations from the NTSB to improve bicyclist safety: For the first time since 1972, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) turned its attention to bicycle safety and released a series of recommendations to protect people […]

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San Antonio and VIA Announce Partnership with NACTO, NRDC, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to Redesign Streets for Faster Transit and Improved Safety for People Walking and Biking

This Effort, Part of the American Cities Climate Challenge, is a Down Payment on SA Climate Ready, San Antonio’s Commitment to Emissions Reductions For Immediate Release | October 22, 2019 Contact: City of San Antonio | Ashley Alvarez | [email protected] | 210-207-2098 VIA Metropolitan Transit | Lorraine Pulido, Ph.D. | [email protected] | 210-362-5868 NACTO | […]

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Climate Action on the Streets of Denver, Atlanta, and Minneapolis

Site Visits Kick Off Climate Challenge Accelerators in Three Cities A central goal of the Climate Challenge is to help cities develop impactful projects that will lower their carbon emissions. Its focus extends beyond this, however. The Climate Challenge is also about helping cities create institutional change; identifying and strengthening the partnerships and procedures necessary […]

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North American Cities Release Vision for Autonomous Vehicle Policy

Document Focuses on Policies Necessary for Autonomous and Future Technology to Help Achieve City Goals For Immediate Release | September 9, 2019 Contact: Alexander Engel | [email protected] | 646-568-0747 (m) (Toronto) The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) today released the second edition of the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, focusing on the near-term policies […]

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