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Leadership NACTO

City transportation is about more than managing traffic congestion and maintaining pothole-free streets. It’s about more than movement for movement’s sake; today, city transportation is about creating a safe and pleasant walking experience and vibrant public spaces that anchor livable neighborhoods and economically strong cities. City transportation is about flexible mobility and access to opportunities. It’s about creating choices for travel, from quick and reliable transit service, to convenient and enjoyable bike share trips, to dynamic, technology-enabled mobility innovations like ride-hailing and automated vehicles. City transportation is about meaningful community engagement, public-private partnerships, and creative design approaches to do more with our most valuable public assets: city streets.

At a time when we are asking more of our city streets, we are also asking more of our city leaders. Today’s most successful transportation leaders have more than technical competency – they have the ability to articulate and implement a bold vision for how we move and live in cities. They are equipped to address systemic inequities in urban design, and to question entrenched approaches to safety and mobility. They are thinking critically about how new technologies can help cities meet their goals of safe, sustainable, equitable transportation systems. They are strong communicators, collaborators, and advocates, ready to tackle complex challenges, today and in the future.

Video: Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of LA DOT and NACTO President, announces Leadership NACTO

Leadership NACTO is a new fellowship offering promising leaders in city transportation the opportunity for in-depth, targeted professional development and training, as well as sustained connections with a cohort of other emerging leaders. Throughout the nine-month program, the Fellows will participate in curated workshops, learn from proven leaders in the field, build meaningful connections with peers in other cities, and receive a personalized 360-review evaluation to form the baseline of their learning.

The nine-month program will include three in-person events, each in a different host NACTO city, providing the opportunity for experiential learning and guest lectures from successful leaders in city transportation. Apply by Dec 31, 2017 to join the 2018 cohort.

Leadership NACTO is dedicated to cultivating and empowering the next generation of strong, dynamic leaders in city transportation; the cohort will represent the broad community of professionals that comprise NACTO. Women, people of color, and professionals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. More information, eligibility requirements, and program application (PDF) »