Special Committee on Freight
Avital Barnea, Program Manager for Freight
The Special Committee on Freight develops policies regarding legislation, regulation, and other matters related to the safe and reliable movement of goods. The Special Committee includes representation from all 52 member departments of transportation and provides technical expertise and training for members and other freight-related agencies.
The Special Committee takes a forward-looking view of freight issues and disseminates information and encourages research necessary to achieve identified policy goals. The Special Committee operates as a forum to exchange information regarding freight transportation issues of national concern, including:
The Special Committee addresses issues that cross boundaries between AASHTO councils and promotes the full consideration of multimodal concerns in the whole of AASHTO policy deliberations. As appropriate, the Special Committee advises the various AASHTO modal policy councils of important multimodal freight concerns that should be considered in the formulation of modal policies.