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Statement: The Senate’s Proposed Transportation Bill Maintains What Makes American Transportation Inequitable, Unsustainable, and Unsafe

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 the Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works’ Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021: We cannot fix what’s wrong with American transportation without fixing the fundamentals, and EPW’s proposed bill […]

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Over 25,000 Comments Calling for Safety and Equity Reforms to Once-Obscure Federal Street Manual

50+ Cities, Transit Agencies, Practitioners and National Organizations Call for Overhauling and Modernizing Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Media contact: Alex Engel | [email protected] By the end of Friday, May 14th, thousands of Americans had submitted over 25,000 comments in a once-in-a-decade opportunity to ask FHWA to make key […]

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A Blueprint to Update America’s Street Manual

Picture the last time you caught a bus, crossed a street, or rode a bike to meet a friend or make an appointment. Most likely, you encountered an unsafe intersection, waited too long at a light (or didn’t have a pedestrian signal to begin with), navigated an unsafe bike route, or found yourself stuck on […]

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Biden’s First 100 Days: What has his administration done for city transportation? 

Just over 100 days ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration. Since then, Biden and his administration have passed the long-needed American Rescue Plan, forestalling a collapse of the country’s essential transit systems and city-provided services, as well as set ambitious goals for climate, equity, and […]

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NACTO Announces Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery Grants, Second Round of Funding for Cities and Community Partners

10 NACTO members will receive $50,000 grants for street redesigns that address disproportionate health and economic impacts of COVID-19 The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a second round of a short-term grant program to adapt streets in service of communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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NACTO’s Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

Today, a White police officer was held accountable for killing a Black man, George Floyd. This unanimous jury decision is a small step to progress. There is much more to do on our path to justice. The racist systems that led to George Floyd’s murder, including in our streets and transportation systems, remain, as we […]

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NACTO Announces New Executive Board Leadership

Elected board includes visionary leaders from Denver, Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, and Oakland The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) today announced the election of Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of the Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure, as the board’s President. NACTO’s previous President, Robin Hutcheson, former Director of the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, […]

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City Transportation Officials Applaud Biden’s Visionary Infrastructure Plan

The White House’s American Jobs Plan Would Reorient the Country’s Transportation Priorities, Focusing on Safety, Equity, Climate, and Access “President Biden’s plan is the most visionary proposal for the nation’s transportation network since the dawn of the interstate highway system,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, NACTO Chair. “Rather than doubling down on building new roads that worsen […]

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City Leadership in a Pandemic

Last March, the world changed. In just a few short weeks, the threat of infection from COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing requirements radically altered daily life. Globally, everyone experienced huge shifts in daily activities, from moving about the community to getting groceries to traveling to work. Essential and critical workers, including most employees in […]

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