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Grand Rapids’ Atlas Avenue

In the past few decades, the streets of Grand Rapids have faced intertwined demands—from new residents moving in to growing demands for multimodal travel to reduced investment in the maintenance and quality of the city’s roadways. In response, the City designed an ambitious initiative: the Vital Streets program, which calls for integrating complete streets and […]

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NACTO’s Design Trainings: Helping Your City Achieve its Goals

Over the past decade, North American cities have risen to the challenge of changing transportation pressures. Whether for safety, congestion management, or climate action, the way cities design streets is changing. NACTO supports this work by building city capacity to design streets that foster more safe, efficient, accessible, and sustainable communities. One of the ways […]

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NACTO Announces New Executive Board Leadership

Robin Hutcheson and Eulois Cleckley Elected to NACTO Board as President and Vice President NEW YORK (January 13, 2020) – Today, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced the election of Robin Hutcheson, Director of the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, as the board’s President, and Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of the Denver […]

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Cities Join National Roadways Standards Body, Providing Critical Voice

NACTO Joins the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as a Sponsoring Organization, Adding Expertise to Influential Roadway Markings and Signage Standards Body Washington, DC (January 9, 2020) – Today, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) was unanimously voted in as a sponsoring organization of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control […]

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NACTO in 2019: Cities Taking the Lead

2019 is coming to a close—the whole decade is ending—and it’s time to celebrate! Since 2010, NACTO—both our staff and the brain trust of our member cities—have put in countless hours to advance a vision of streets as safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable places. We’re proud of where we’ve come. Over the past decade, NACTO […]

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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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