News Digest – DOT 15-16

Source: News Digest – DOT 15-16

BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group. The working group, mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is to make recommendations on nationally consistent measures of port capacity and throughput and a process to collect timely and consistent data. The working group was established by BTS in a Feb. 23 Federal Register notice. As mandated, BTS is seeking nominations for a representative of the following: the rail industry, the trucking industry, the maritime shipping industry, a labor representative for each industry (rail, trucking, and maritime shipping), the International Longshoremen’s Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a port authority, a terminal operator and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Nominations must be received within 30 days of the Federal Register notice and may be emailed to BTS Director Patricia Hu at or mailed to Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Attn: Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room # E34-429, Washington, DC 20590. See the Federal Register notice for additional information on the nomination process. Media contact Dave Smallen: 202-366-5568.