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Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting (April 24, 2014)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Volume 79, No. 58
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
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Bureau of Transportation Statistics

This notice announces, pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (72; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. E.S.T. at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Room E37-302, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC. Section 52011 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish an Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App. 2) to advise the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department. The following is a summary of the draft meeting agenda: (1) USDOT welcome and introduction of Council Members; (2) Discussion about the BTS Strategic Plan; (3) Discussion about a proposed Management Order concerning statistical integrity; (4) Program office Updates; (5) Public Comments and Closing Remarks. Participation is open to the public.

Members of the public who wish to participate must notify Courtney Freiberg at, not later than April 7, 2014. Members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting with the approval of Patricia Hu, Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Noncommittee members wishing to present oral statements or obtain information should contact Courtney Freiberg via email no later than April 7, 2014.

Questions about the agenda or written comments may be emailed ( or submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Bureau of Transportation Statistics,Attention: Courtney Freiberg, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room # E34-429, Washington, DC 20590, or faxed to (202) 366-3383. BTS requests that written comments be received by April 7, 2014. Access to the DOT Headquarters building is controlled therefore all persons who plan to attend the meeting must notify Courtney Freiberg at 202-366-1270 prior to April 7, 2014. Individuals attending the meeting must report to the main DOT entrance on New Jersey Avenue SE., for admission to the building. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Courtney Freiberg at 202-366-1270 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.

Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the FACA and the General Services Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102-3) covering management of Federal advisory committees.

Issued in Washington, DC, on the 20th day of March, 2014.

Rolf Schmitt,

Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

[FR Doc. 2014-06581 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]