Press Release

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CITY TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS AND THE OPEN TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP LAUNCH TRANSPORTATION DATA STANDARD AND PLATFORM, BUILDING FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

February 22, 2018 – The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Open Transport Partnership today announced the launch of SharedStreets, a first-of-its-kind transportation data standard and platform for public-private partnerships that allows cities to work with companies to manage streets, reduce traffic deaths, and prepare for the unprecedented technological advancement emerging in cities' transportation networks.

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Taxi pick-up and drop-off volume by time of day near Union Station, Washington, DC. Data from DC Department of For Hire Vehicles.
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Taxi pick-up and drop-off volume by time of day near Dupont Circle, Washington, DC. Data from DC Department of For Hire Vehicles.
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Testimonials

“The map of the city belongs to the people. SharedStreets sets first principles for smart cities and companies to partner rather than compete as we design streets to work for everyone.”
Seleta Reynolds
General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
“Just as San Francisco is the center of innovation today, data is the center of managing our streets for tomorrow. Cities are using SharedStreets to build better streets for their residents right now, allowing for everyone to have the right to say how their public space is shared by all.”
Ed Reiskin
Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
“Moving from a car-above-all-else model of transportation management to people-focused, dynamic mobility options will take street level information, and collaboration across all sectors. That can’t happen unless there is as much bottom-up innovation as there is top-down investment, and SharedStreets puts everyone who has an interest in the street on the same page.”
Erin Hafkenschiel
Director, Nashville Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Sustainability
“Meaningful collaboration starts by sharing the same map. SharedStreets opens the path to sustained partnerships by cutting through the noise, and focusing on what’s important: using the same set of facts to clearly think about the choices and options we have for fully utilizing the conduits of our cities, our streets. “
Jeff Marootian
Director, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
“Forward-thinking cities run on data—the smart city starts with SharedStreets. Open standards and a shared language for communicating about streets must works for both the public and private sectors to keep our cities as the commons for exchange and the centers for innovation.”
Barbara Gray
General Manager, Toronto Transportation Services
“Data is an essential infrastructure for cities, and it must be as accessible as any public utility to citizens, cities and the private sector. Platforms like SharedStreets offer neutrality that unlocks innovation and creative solutions to Boston's work in making our transportation system safer, more accessible, and more reliable.”
Gina Fiandaca
Commissioner, City of Boston Transportation Department (BTD)