Freight Advisory Committee
(1)There is created the Freight Advisory Committee to be appointed by the Director of Transportation to advise the director and the Oregon Transportation Commission regarding issues, policies and programs that impact multimodal freight mobility in Oregon.
(2)The director shall have discretion to determine the number of committee members and the duration of membership. The committee membership shall include, but not be limited to, representatives from the shipping and carrier industries, the state, local governments and ports, including the Port of Portland.
(3)The committee shall:
(a)Elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson.
(b)Meet at least four times a year.
(c)Provide input on statewide and regional policies and actions that impact freight mobility.
(d)Provide input on the development of policy and planning documents that impact freight mobility.
(e)Advise the commission and regionally based advisory groups about the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and the program’s consideration and inclusion of highest priority multimodal freight mobility projects in each Department of Transportation region.
(4)The committee may make recommendations for freight mobility projects to the commission. In making the recommendations, the committee shall give priority to multimodal projects.
(5)The Department of Transportation shall provide policy and support staff to the committee. The department shall also provide other personnel to assist the committee as requested by the chairperson and within the limits of available funds. [2001 c.240 §2; 2003 c.618 §46]
Section 366.212 — Freight Advisory Committee,