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The National Association of City Transportation Officials’s COVID-19 Transportation Response Center

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The National Association of City Transportation Officials has created a COVID-19 Transportation Response Center.

City governments and transit agencies are on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and are rapidly developing policies and projects for this emergency. NACTO will continually update this webpage with guidance and tools, including:

Rapid response tools for cities, with implementation strategies
City transportation action updates from around the world
Webinars, real-time forums and technical assistance on emerging issues
Information about emergency federal assistance and stimulus funding

Please email [email protected] with questions, requests for resources, or to contribute information from your agency. To let us know what additional information would be helpful to your work, please take our survey. Your responses will help to shape the content of this resource.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Cities and transit agencies are taking action now to address the most critical impacts of the coronavirus and ensure essential services operate in their communities. To help city and agency staff plan responses to the pandemic, NACTO is regularly updating a summary of rapidly-deployed responses. The collected strategies included here can help cities:

Maintain transportation systems to safely move essential workers and goods
Keep front-line workers safe, and actively manage and support both operational and remote office workforces
Address immediate delivery & pick-up needs
Relieve crowded areas (i.e. parks and narrow sidewalks) to support health department guidance for physical distancing
Create clear messaging of city policies and guidelines
Provide transportation to COVID testing and medical care
Support unsheltered and vulnerable populations

Organisations/institutions involved

The National Association of City Transportation Officials;

Level(s) of government:
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)

Date Submitted:

28 April 2020