National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2009, 22815-22816 [E9-11496]

Download as PDF 22815 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 92 Thursday, May 14, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8377 of May 11, 2009 The President National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, Americans rely on roads, rails, ports, and airports to get to work and to transport goods and services. At the same time, the United States Armed Forces rely on our transportation infrastructure to move personnel and supplies. During National Transportation Week and on National Defense Transportation Day, we underscore the importance of the transportation system to our Nation’s economy and security. We also honor the dedicated professionals who build, maintain, and operate our transportation infrastructure. From rural roads to state-of-the-art intermodal facilities, transportation infrastructure is crucial to economic growth. Goods and services flow constantly across land, water, and sky, and our most efficient modes of travel save businesses and consumers money, and can reduce impacts on our environment. To compete in the 21st century global economy, the United States must have an advanced transportation system. Securing America’s energy future and maintaining our national defense also require a robust transportation system. Whether responding to natural disasters at home or mobilizing resources to defend America abroad, transportation is vital to keeping Americans safe. Global climate change and our reliance on foreign oil have also created tremendous national security challenges. To solve these problems and create new economic opportunities, we must make our transportation system cleaner and more efficient. My Administration has taken bold action to rebuild our Nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act integrates the goals of job creation and economic growth with a renewed commitment to transportation. This legislation will fund projects to improve public transportation, repair highways and roads, modernize airports and seaports, and invest in renewable energy, all while creating or saving hundreds of thousands of jobs. To make the most of every taxpayer dollar, my Administration is working side-by-side with State and local governments and the private sector to provide oversight and to closely monitor these transportation investments. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES3 The women and men who support this critical sector every day make this plan possible. Renewing America’s transportation system is an historic task, and I am convinced they will rise to the challenge. The Congress has requested, by joint resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 120), that the President designate the third Friday in May of each year as ‘‘National Defense Transportation Day,’’ and, by joint resolution approved May 14, 1962, as amended (36 U.S.C. 133), that the week during which that Friday falls be designated as ‘‘National Transportation Week.’’ VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:48 May 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 22816 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 92 / Thursday, May 14, 2009 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 15, 2009, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2009, as National Transportation Week. I call upon all Americans to recognize the importance of our Nation’s transportation infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of those who build, operate, and maintain it. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–11496 Filed 5–13–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:48 May 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14MYD0.SGM 14MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES3 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 92 (Thursday, May 14, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 22815-22816]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11496]



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The President





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Proclamation 8377--National Defense Transportation Day and National 
Transportation Week, 2009



Proclamation 8378--Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 92 / Thursday, May 14, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8377 of May 11, 2009

                
National Defense Transportation Day and National 
                Transportation Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every day, Americans rely on roads, rails, ports, and 
                airports to get to work and to transport goods and 
                services. At the same time, the United States Armed 
                Forces rely on our transportation infrastructure to 
                move personnel and supplies. During National 
                Transportation Week and on National Defense 
                Transportation Day, we underscore the importance of the 
                transportation system to our Nation's economy and 
                security. We also honor the dedicated professionals who 
                build, maintain, and operate our transportation 
                infrastructure.

                From rural roads to state-of-the-art intermodal 
                facilities, transportation infrastructure is crucial to 
                economic growth. Goods and services flow constantly 
                across land, water, and sky, and our most efficient 
                modes of travel save businesses and consumers money, 
                and can reduce impacts on our environment. To compete 
                in the 21st century global economy, the United States 
                must have an advanced transportation system.

                Securing America's energy future and maintaining our 
                national defense also require a robust transportation 
                system. Whether responding to natural disasters at home 
                or mobilizing resources to defend America abroad, 
                transportation is vital to keeping Americans safe. 
                Global climate change and our reliance on foreign oil 
                have also created tremendous national security 
                challenges. To solve these problems and create new 
                economic opportunities, we must make our transportation 
                system cleaner and more efficient.

                My Administration has taken bold action to rebuild our 
                Nation's crumbling infrastructure. The American 
                Recovery and Reinvestment Act integrates the goals of 
                job creation and economic growth with a renewed 
                commitment to transportation. This legislation will 
                fund projects to improve public transportation, repair 
                highways and roads, modernize airports and seaports, 
                and invest in renewable energy, all while creating or 
                saving hundreds of thousands of jobs.

                To make the most of every taxpayer dollar, my 
                Administration is working side-by-side with State and 
                local governments and the private sector to provide 
                oversight and to closely monitor these transportation 
                investments.

                The women and men who support this critical sector 
                every day make this plan possible. Renewing America's 
                transportation system is an historic task, and I am 
                convinced they will rise to the challenge.

                The Congress has requested, by joint resolution 
                approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 120), that 
                the President designate the third Friday in May of each 
                year as ``National Defense Transportation Day,'' and, 
                by joint resolution approved May 14, 1962, as amended 
                (36 U.S.C. 133), that the week during which that Friday 
                falls be designated as ``National Transportation 
                Week.''

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                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, 
                May 15, 2009, as National Defense Transportation Day 
                and May 10 through May 16, 2009, as National 
                Transportation Week. I call upon all Americans to 
                recognize the importance of our Nation's transportation 
                infrastructure and to acknowledge the contributions of 
                those who build, operate, and maintain it.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eleventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-11496
Filed 5-13-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P