The Freight Stakeholders Coalition represents nearly every segment of the economy – shippers, transportation providers, as well as public and private owners and operators of infrastructure assets that move goods across the United States. The coalition is united in the belief that a strong federal role in transportation programs is essential to maintaining interstate and foreign commerce and for the development of a more robust and competitive freight network.
IWLA joins 18 other shipping and transportation provider/planning groups in support of policies that promote U.S. freight mobility.
As the first order of business the coalition released a platform of nine principles for consideration in upcoming surface transportation reauthorization legislation. The principles support the belief that the next surface transportation authorization is an opportunity to provide long-term sustainable funding on U.S. infrastructure through building upon MAP-21, ensuring Highway Trust Fund solvency, and additional funding dedicated to dedicated projects. Read the press release.