Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Announcement: CAGTC 15th Annual Meeting

CAGTC 15th Annual Meeting Features Discussion on Infrastructure in the Presidential Campaign and New Materials: “Follow That Car” and TIGER vs. FASTLANE Infographic

May 11, 2016 - The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) will celebrate 15 years of freight infrastructure advocacy at its annual meeting in Washington DC. The meeting will kick-off with a discussion of infrastructure in the presidential race by Norm Anderson of CG-LA and feature a CAGTC side-by-side view of how the Clinton and Trump campaigns project infrastructure investment in their administrations.

The meeting will also introduce a new information resource, “Decoding Discretionary Grants: Where does Freight Fit?” There has been some confusion on the uses and purpose of TIGER Grants as compared to FASTLANE Grants and now CAGTC is offering to the public one simple tool to highlight the distinctions.

Additionally, CAGTC will release the latest in its popular “Follow That Freight” brochure series, entitled “Follow That Car” focusing on a Chrysler automobile made in North America. The illustrated supply chain traces parts and assembly from the U.S., Canada and Mexico as they move through our freight network to become a high quality product that creates jobs, economic opportunity and consumer value for Americans.

When: May 11, 2016, 8:30 AM
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339

Statement by CAGTC Chairman Sharon Neely on the importance of these materials:
“For 15 years, CAGTC has been leading the way in discussing the need for infrastructure to support our nation’s commerce and we are proud of these new tools to encourage others to engage in that conversation with us. It has been an honor to serve as President working with freight leaders on how we will fund the needed goods movement system that drives our economy. These new information products will enable a better understanding of core features of that system and raise the right questions to spur wise investment.”

To see a meeting agenda and the latest CAGTC materials, please visit:

About the Coalition

The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) is a diverse coalition of more than 60 public and private organizations dedicated to increasing federal investment in America’s intermodal freight infrastructure. In contrast to single mode interests, CAGTC’s main mission is to promote a seamless goods movement transportation system across all modes to enhance capacity and economic growth. For more information on the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, please visit