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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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Ed Reiskin
Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
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.”
Jeff Marootian
Director, District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
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.”
Barbara Gray
General Manager, Toronto Transportation Services
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.”