California Department of Transportation
Date: April 23, 2013
Contact: Gareth Lacy
Phone: (916) 445-3545
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Announces California Freight Advisory Committee
SACRAMENTO – Acting Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, Brian Kelly, today announced the membership of the California Freight Advisory Committee (Committee), which will help determine the state's plans for freight-related transportation investments in California.
The Business, Transportation and Housing Agency--which becomes the new Transportation Agency on July 1, 2013--formed the Committee in response to the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), legislation that encourages each state to establish a State Freight Advisory Committee and develop a comprehensive State Freight Plan. The committee will advise Caltrans, which is in the process of updating the State Freight Plan.
A large part of California’s economy and millions of jobs depend on freight-related systems and industries. Competition for this economic sector exists at local, national and international level. Recognizing these facts, this statewide advisory body is taking action to guide California’s freight policies and priorities.
The membership of the Committee is attached.
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