U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November, 23, 1998
Contact: Gail Shibley
Federal Highway Administration Withdraws from Participation in Truck and Bus Summit
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today issued the following statement
as it announced its withdrawal from participation in the National Truck &
Bus Safety Summit slated for Dec. 7-8 in Atlanta:
"Truck and bus safety is a top priority of the FHWA and, as an agency, we want
our actions to reflect our commitment to inclusive participation by all stakeholders.
We work closely with those who share our passion for improving safety on our
nation's highways. We believe we can and should do even more, however, to ensure
our national agenda is as fully inclusive as possible of all perspectives on
this critical issue.
FHWA applauds the excellent work of our Summit partners. We have tremendous
appreciation and respect for their enduring commitment to safety. But, as FHWA
efforts have not yet resulted in the broad representation to which we are committed,
we have decided to withdraw our participation in the Summit. We have shared
our decision with other DOT agencies."
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