The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) congratulates Allison Dane Camden on her appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy (Freight Office) as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multimodal Freight. She most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Multimodal Development and Delivery for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) – a member of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors. CAGTC Executive Director Elaine Nessle offered the following statement:

“Allison Dane Camden is a proven leader with extensive experience working in the transportation and goods movement industry. From her time supporting Congressman DeFazio and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in advancing various freight policy initiatives, to leading government relations at WSDOT for one of the most trade dependent states in the country, Deputy Assistant Secretary Camden is ideally suited to take on this important leadership role at USDOT. Over the years, CAGTC has had the pleasure of working with Ms. Camden in her various roles. Her comprehensive policy expertise and strong understanding of our nation’s complex and multifaceted freight infrastructure needs will prove valuable to the Administration and freight community alike.

In advancing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Congress recognized the complex nature of national freight policy and investment decisions by calling for the establishment of a dedicated freight office within USDOT, which has been a longstanding priority for CAGTC. The Freight Office will serve as an essential resource in facilitating improved modal alignment and coordination among federal agencies, overseeing the administration of multimodal funding programs, and guiding national freight planning and policy development.

Throughout her impressive career, Deputy Assistant Secretary Camden has demonstrated the leadership and specialized multimodal freight industry knowledge needed to carry out the Freight Office’s mission and begin establishing its legacy for decades to come. CAGTC looks forward to supporting her and the Freight Office on this important work.”