MTSNAC Receives New Member
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx appointed Port of Cleveland President and CEO William Friedman to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC).
Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.
“I look forward to working closely with fellow Council members to assist Secretary Foxx and Maritime Administrator Jaenichen and their team to map out the future of marine transportation in our country. I am a firm believer that maritime, as a component of our multimodal system, will contribute even more to long term economic growth as a high-capacity, low-cost, sustainable and safe mode of transport,” said Friedman.
“The Obama Administration is committed to ensuring that America’s ports and waterways are capable of meeting the growing demands of moving freight in the 21st century,” said Secretary Foxx. “This advisory council will help guide us as we continue to invest in American transportation and in America’s future.”
MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council members will serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re-appointments, and approximately one-third of members’ terms of office shall expire every 2 years.
Press Release, April 17, 2014