If you want to meet with government and industry leaders shaping today’s freight transportation policy—you need to make plans to join us for the League’s Washington Freight Transportation Policy Forum on March 28-29, 2011 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA.

Prospects for a new multi-year surface transportation bill, issues with the proposed Hours of Service Rules impacting commercial vehicle drivers, further investigation into liner practices; developments regarding rail competition in both the U.S. Congress and the Surface Transportation Board are all in play with this year’s program.

Invited as keynote speakers for the event are the new Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. John Mica (R-FL) and the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Honorable Polly Trottenberg.

This annual gathering has become a traditional event for freight transportation professionals to understand and take advantage of the latest policy initiatives which impact their responsibilities. Leaders from government and industry will be on-hand to share their insights into the next steps that are likely to unfold. Last year, for example, we were fortunate to have with us the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Congressman Jim Oberstar, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

This year’s program produced again in conjunction with the Journal of Commerce will examine whether meaningful legislative changes can be enacted as part of a new multi-year surface transportation bill. For example, will new funding mechanisms be found and put into place to pay for needed infrastructure improvements in this new Congress? Or will fiscal austerity doom the chances for approving a new bill? Panels from both government and industry will explore these critical issues. Please be sure to watch for future announcements on speakers and program events.

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