USDOT Campaign Aims to Combat Human Trafficking
- Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:52
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is planning an important and timely event to combat human trafficking. The event takes place next Tuesday at 11 am (Eastern) at the agency’s Washington, DC, headquarters.
The agency is seeking pledges from transportation leaders to support efforts to stop human trafficking. ACPA will support the event through an email to transportation leaders in the concrete pavement industry, as well as through social media.
USDOT officials say almost 25 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Human traffickers rely on transportation systems to move victims to various locations, and the DOT officials say “transportation leaders have an opportunity to amplify counter-trafficking efforts to help combat this heinous crime.”
Please be a part of this important dialogue through social media on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s Official: Nason Sworn in as FHWA Administrator
- Wednesday, 08 May 2019 07:36
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao presided over the swearing in ceremony for Nicole R. Nason as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) last Thursday. The event officially marks the beginning of Administrator Nason’s role as only the 20th FHWA Administrator and the 26th official to lead the FHWA and its predecessor organizations, which date back to 1893.
“We welcome Nicole back to the U.S. Department of Transportation,” says Secretary Chao, adding, “Her record of experience in the transportation sector and proven leadership skills will help this Administration’s efforts to streamline the permitting process, engage with innovative technologies, and enhance mobility on our nation’s highways.”
Since June 2017, Nason has served as Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Administration at the U.S. Department of State. She previously served as Administrator of USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2006-2008 and was the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs from 2003–2006. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Nason by a vote of 95-1 on March 28.
“I am honored to be selected by President Trump and privileged to join the strong team that Secretary Chao has assembled at DOT,“ Nason says. “Working with our many state and local partners, I look forward to leading the FHWA and to developing a strong, safe and modern transportation network that meets the needs of our 21st-century nation.“
Nason has also worked in the legislative branch as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary and as press secretary for Rep. Porter Goss (R-FL-14), who was then Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Nason earned a B.A. in Political Science and Government at American University and a J.D. at Case Western Reserve University.
Photo: Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao swears in Nicole R. Nason as FHWA Administrator as her husband David and children Abby, Alex and Brady look on. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation)
ACPA Congratulates New Transportation Secretary
- Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:32
The Hon. Elaine Chao is the 18th Secretary of Transportation. (Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation.)
ACPA sent a letter congratulating the Honorable Elaine Chao, recently confirmed as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
Co-signed by ACPA President & CEO Jerry Voigt and Executive Vice President Leif Wathne, the letter expresses congratulations on behalf of the ACPA members, while also signaling the Association’s willingness to work with the Secretary and her staff. The letter also pledges to continue building on strong relationships with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, and other agencies and offices within the Transportation Department.
ACPA has a long history of working closely with senior Transportation Department officials, as well as officials of the subset agencies within the Department. ACPA senior staff and members also have testified before Congress on policy and funding matters that historically have positively impacted programs and funding at both the federal and state agency levels.