Linda Bailey is executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 64 cities and 10 transit agencies across North America. Under Bailey's leadership, NACTO has released a series of influential design guides, including its Urban Street Design Guide.
Before joining NACTO, Bailey was for six year the federal policy adviser for the New York City Department of Transportation. Previously, she worked for six years on national research projects regarding the intersection of the environment, health and transportation.
Bailey's publications include Aging Americans: Stranded without Options; The Broader Connection Between Public Transportation, Energy Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Reduction; and Improving Metropolitan Decision Making in Transportation: Greater Funding and Devolution for Greater Accountability. She has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan.