President Obama visits with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto
Last week President Obama headed to Mexico to visit with their new President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Their discussion was wide-ranging, covering border security and violence issues, education reform, and ways to strengthen both countries’ economies.
President Obama’s focal point of this...
CAGTC 2013 Annual Meeting to Emphasize Freight as National Priority
In Washington, the emergence of spring means, along with cherry blossoms, the start of nonstop fly-ins, receptions, meetings, and conferences, including the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) Annual Meeting, held this year on April 9th and 10th...
New Intermodal Panel Highlights Freight's Growing Significance
The start of a new legislative session signifies important changes in the United States Congress, both in its make-up and in its overarching objectives. With the partisan atmosphere still rampant, finding optimism in legislative prospects seems a near-impossible task. Yet...
Supply Chain Advisory Committee a Source of Hope Among Political Discord
In mid-October, the 40-member Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness convened at the Department of Commerce for its inaugural meeting. It was a real pleasure to see so many top authorities gathered around the table to share their views and...
Now What? Implementing MAP-21
With the enactment of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) comes the long and nuanced process of implementation. Many analysts have offered interpretations of the bill since its passage, specifically addressing MAP-21’s vague language regarding freight policy,...