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Emerging Technology and Innovation

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From ride-hailing apps to the evolving field of shared micromobility, transportation options are significantly different today compared to five years ago. A panorama of new technologies are vying for space on the public right-of-way and cities are tasked with managing them responsibly. In order to better integrate technological advancements into safe, equitable, multimodal urban transportation systems, NACTO maintains that public policy should preserve city authority over new and emerging mobility technology.

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Related NACTO Publications

Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism

The second edition of the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism focuses on four key policy areas—transit, freight, pricing, and data—that form the bedrock of a sustainable, vibrant, people-focused future.

Managing Mobility Data

Managing Mobility Data, a joint product of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), sets out principles and best practices for city agencies and private sector partners to share, protect, and manage data to meet transportation planning and regulatory goals in a secure and appropriate manner.

Optimizing Large Vehicles for Urban Environments

A joint release with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center, Optimizing Large Vehicles for Urban Environments is a pair of in-depth reports that detail the effects of vehicle design on street safety, and the opportunities that public agencies have to reduce traffic fatalities with improved vehicle design.

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Emerging Technology and Innovation

Bike Share and Shared Micromobility Initiative

The Shared Micromobility peer network meets for roundtables, workshops, and webinars, and conducts research on best practices and challenges in regulating shared micromobility systems....

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Autonomous Vehicles

NACTO supports an autonomous future that enhances all aspects of cities' transportation systems, from improving safety for all road users, re-balancing the use of the right-of-way, and expanding mobility for all....

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