NACTO, Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, Second Edition, 2019
5 minutes Date Launched: Sep 9, 2019
In September 2019, The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released the second edition of its Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism. The first edition was published in 2017, and it laid out the landscape for automated vehicle policy and technology in urban contexts. The second edition builds upon the first, but it focuses on four primary policy areas: transit, pricing, data and urban freight. The Blueprint features select near-term policies and decisions that are necessary for autonomous technologies to improve transportation outcomes and increase mobility, and it details concrete steps cities can take to facilitate the equitable introduction of autonomous vehicles.