U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood invited the International Warehouse Logistics Association to participate in a national infrastructure policy summit to be held in Washington, D.C. today.
Secretary LaHood recently announced the creation of the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Policy Council. This group will reach out to stakeholders about potential strategies for implementing the bipartisan transportation legislation called “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century,” or MAP-21 for short.
"We hope that you will share your insights, experiences and ideas for moving forward with this important effort," LaHood said in his invitation to IWLA. "This session will also help inform and catalyze a national on-line dialogue regarding freight-related interests to begin in mid-September."
IWLA President & CEO Joel Anderson said, "We are grateful to DOT Secretary LaHood for his invitation to IWLA. Pat O'Connor, IWLA's Washington, D.C., representative will attend the initial meeting and IWLA will fully participate in the following meetings of this select group."