The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is a coalition of the largest cities and transit agencies in North America – hubs of economic activity, home to the majority of people, and the sites of our greatest transportation challenges and solutions. Cities, with their promise of diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for all, are the lifeblood of our country, our democracy, and our economy. NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that connect people with opportunities, support a strong economy, and contribute to a high quality of life.
A connected transportation system makes our metropolitan economies possible, and we look to states, the US Congress, and the Administration to work with cities and transit agencies in formulating a legislative and regulatory environment that truly supports growth and prosperity for all.
NACTO is committed to empowering cities to realize their goals for stronger, safer, and fairer transportation and communities, and we look forward to working with others who share this commitment. NACTO supports infrastructure policies and transportation projects that align with our core values, which include safety, sustainability, equity in transportation choices, and accessibility for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We believe that transportation infrastructure should serve the public good and that the public sector should ensure the wise use of taxpayer dollars in building roadways, bridges, and transit.
NACTO’s core principles and priorities for city transportation in state and federal legislation and regulation are:
1. Promote safe transportation systems
2. Increase equitable transportation access for all people and all modes
3. Support sustainable funding and financing for transportation projects
4. Improve transportation project selection and bring project decisions closer to the taxpayer, at the local level
5. Promote vibrant mobility that has a smaller climate change footprint
6. Manage new and emerging mobility technology
Download NACTO’s full 2019 Policy Statement for more details on the actions we can take to achieve our core principles and priorities.
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