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Intensifying Traffic Deaths a Clear Mandate to Address the Main Causes of America’s Traffic Safety Crisis

USDOT’s latest fatality data confirm that the United States’ national traffic safety crisis is intensifying, with a person killed on American streets and roads every 13 minutes on average last year. This crisis is unique–no other industrialized country has streets as deadly–and unjust, with Black and Indigenous pedestrians nearly twice as likely to be struck and killed as White pedestrians.

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NACTO’s Statement on the Killing of Patrick Lyoya

Black and brown people are disproportionately stopped by police on our streets, whether they are driving, walking or biking. In too many instances, these stops have led to harassment and even death. Everyone deserves to feel safe while traveling, but our current approach to policing prioritizes the perceived safety of some over the actual safety of others.

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NACTO in 2021: Cities Taking the Lead

At NACTO, we’re focused on making sure transportation lives up to its promise. That’s why we nurture a network of committed practitioners to share ideas and advance the field’s state of practice, push to make federal transportation policy work for cities, and continually bring national attention to the obstacles between the streets we have now and the streets we need. This is the work we do every day–and the work captured in our 2021 Annual Report.

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Claudia Preciado joins NACTO as Director of Engagement

After a national search, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is  pleased to introduce Claudia Preciado as our new Director of Engagement. Claudia brings years of experience in the transportation sector, leveraging relationships and process improvements to help transit agencies deliver better service to their riders.

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