Crystal (or Eloise or Carol):


Please share this reminder with anyone who might be interested in submitting a nomination which must be received on or before midnight E.D.T. on March 21, 2013.  The posted material should start with the bolded heading below.  Please note there is a hyperlink in the second paragraph (where the word “here” is highlighted).




U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the establishment of a National Freight Advisory Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2013, and is currently soliciting nominations for membership. 


Detailed instructions on the NFAC and how to submit nominations are available here and a sample nomination template is available here:


The NFAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary aimed at improving the national freight transportation system in the United States, including (1) implementation of the freight transportation requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141); (2) establishment of the National Freight Network; (3) development of a National Freight Strategic Plan; (4) development of strategies to help States implement State Freight Advisory Committees and State Freight Plans; and (5) development of measures of conditions and performance in freight transportation; (6) development of freight transportation investment, data, and planning tools; and (7) legislative recommendations


Nominations must be received on or before midnight E.D.T. on March 21, 2013. 


All nomination materials should be emailed to [log in to unmask],  faxed to (202) 366-0263, or mailed to:


Shira Bergstein

U.S. Department of Transportation

Office of the Secretary

Office of Policy, Room W84–317 (P–40)

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20590