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For Immediate Release September 12, 2017 Press contacts: Steve Davis | [email protected] | 202-971-3902 Alex Engel | [email protected] | 646-324-2919 Transportation for America (T4A) and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following response to the released Senate discussion draft of the American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies […]

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Federal Study Concludes U.S. Must Change Policies to Curb Epidemic of Deaths Caused by Excessive Motorist Speed

Cities Urge States and Regulators to Act Quickly on NTSB Recommendations to Save Thousands of Lives Annually For Immediate Release August 15, 2017 Press contact: Alexander Engel [email protected] 646.324.2919 Cities across the U.S. lauded a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which concluded that excessive speed is one of the most […]

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House AV Legislation Would Leave Cities on the Side of the Road

Update: Where is the legislation now? The draft legislation has moved to bill form (HR 3388), unanimously passing the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill as stands addresses many of the preemption concerns that NACTO and our coalition of partners have raised with Congress. However, NACTO remains concerned that data sharing was not addressed […]

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Cities Release the Urban Street Stormwater Guide

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between city transportation, public works, and water departments For Immediate Release: June 29, 2017 Press Contact: Alexander Engel [email protected] | 646.324.2919 View the Guide online > Purchase from Island Press >  Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities and their design can support—or degrade—the overall health […]

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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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] +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 [email protected] 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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