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National Freight Advisory Committee to Meet March 25

Monday, March 10, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Transportation has announced that the National Freight Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting March 25 at DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending this meeting should notify DOT no later than March 18.

The NFAC provides advice and recommendations to the DOT on matters relating to U.S. freight transportation, including implementation of the freight transportation requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), establishment of the National Freight Network, development of a National Freight Strategic Plan, development of strategies to help states implement state freight advisory committees and state freight plans, development of measures of conditions and performance in freight transportation, development of freight transportation investment, data and planning tools, and legislative recommendations.

The March 25 meeting will include an update on the NFSP and a discussion on proposed recommendations on the following elements of the plan: an assessment of statutory, regulatory, technological, institutional, financial and other barriers to improved freight transportation performance (including opportunities for overcoming those barriers); best practices for improving the performance of the national freight network; and best practices to mitigate the impacts of freight movement on communities.

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