National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2020, 28833-28834 [2020-10425]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Presidential Documents 28833 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10031 of May 8, 2020 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s transportation infrastructure system is central to the ability of our manufacturers and exporters to get their goods to market and provides vital support for our national defense. On National Defense Transportation Day and during National Transportation Week, we recognize the critical contributions of the hardworking and dedicated Americans who ensure the safety, efficiency, and reliability of our transportation infrastructure systems. Our Nation has a proven history of transportation innovation and might. We built the Transcontinental Railroad that led to today’s interconnected freight rail network, engineered interstate highways and inland river infrastructure that connect the heartlands to our coastlines and beyond, and pioneered aviation with the advent of flight in Kitty Hawk. Our legacy of innovative practices, combined with the American spirit, has led to a robust, intricately connected country. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC1 After decades of use, however, many of our Nation’s roads, rails, ports, and airports are in disrepair. One of the chief causes of delay in infrastructure improvements is the broken permitting process. Completing the average environmental impact statement (EIS) process for highway projects takes more than 7 years. Some have taken more than a decade. To improve Federal agency coordination and make environmental reviews and permitting processes far less time-consuming, I directed Federal agencies to implement a One Federal Decision policy and complete environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects within 2 years. My Administration has also proposed the first comprehensive update to the regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act in more than 40 years. These new regulations will codify important aspects of the One Federal Decision policy to reduce the average time to complete an environmental impact statement through increased interagency coordination, cooperation, and communication within the Federal Government without sacrificing environmental protection. As a Nation, we must revitalize our crumbling infrastructure to promote commerce, protect public safety, and enhance our national defense. Our country’s security and prosperity are inextricably linked, and the ability to move and travel freely throughout the country helps to ensure our Nation’s preparedness and military readiness. Americans deserve nothing less than the most efficient, modern, and safe transportation infrastructure system that stimulates economic growth, creates jobs, supports the delivery of necessities during times of crises like these, and effectively facilitates the flow of supplies and equipment to our service members. My Administration looks forward to working with the Congress to invest in the repair and modernization of our transportation infrastructure. To recognize the men and women who work in the transportation industry and who contribute to our Nation’s well-being and defense, the Congress, by joint resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 120), has designated 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), has declared that the week during which that VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD1.SGM 13MYD1 28834 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / Presidential Documents Friday falls be designated as ‘‘National Transportation Week.’’ In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the dedication and patriotism of our Nation’s transportation workers have never been more evident as they risk their own health to ensure that grocery store shelves stay stocked and healthcare professionals receive essential products and equipment. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 15, 2020, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 10 through May 16, 2020, as National Transportation Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities to learn more about how our transportation system contributes to the security of our citizens and the prosperity of our Nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–10425 Filed 5–12–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 May 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD1.SGM 13MYD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC1 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 13, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 28833-28834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10425]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 93 / Wednesday, May 13, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10031 of May 8, 2020

                
National Defense Transportation Day and National 
                Transportation Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's transportation infrastructure system is 
                central to the ability of our manufacturers and 
                exporters to get their goods to market and provides 
                vital support for our national defense. On National 
                Defense Transportation Day and during National 
                Transportation Week, we recognize the critical 
                contributions of the hardworking and dedicated 
                Americans who ensure the safety, efficiency, and 
                reliability of our transportation infrastructure 
                systems.

                Our Nation has a proven history of transportation 
                innovation and might. We built the Transcontinental 
                Railroad that led to today's interconnected freight 
                rail network, engineered interstate highways and inland 
                river infrastructure that connect the heartlands to our 
                coastlines and beyond, and pioneered aviation with the 
                advent of flight in Kitty Hawk. Our legacy of 
                innovative practices, combined with the American 
                spirit, has led to a robust, intricately connected 
                country.

                After decades of use, however, many of our Nation's 
                roads, rails, ports, and airports are in disrepair. One 
                of the chief causes of delay in infrastructure 
                improvements is the broken permitting process. 
                Completing the average environmental impact statement 
                (EIS) process for highway projects takes more than 7 
                years. Some have taken more than a decade. To improve 
                Federal agency coordination and make environmental 
                reviews and permitting processes far less time-
                consuming, I directed Federal agencies to implement a 
                One Federal Decision policy and complete environmental 
                reviews for major infrastructure projects within 2 
                years. My Administration has also proposed the first 
                comprehensive update to the regulations that implement 
                the National Environmental Policy Act in more than 40 
                years. These new regulations will codify important 
                aspects of the One Federal Decision policy to reduce 
                the average time to complete an environmental impact 
                statement through increased interagency coordination, 
                cooperation, and communication within the Federal 
                Government without sacrificing environmental 
                protection.

                As a Nation, we must revitalize our crumbling 
                infrastructure to promote commerce, protect public 
                safety, and enhance our national defense. Our country's 
                security and prosperity are inextricably linked, and 
                the ability to move and travel freely throughout the 
                country helps to ensure our Nation's preparedness and 
                military readiness. Americans deserve nothing less than 
                the most efficient, modern, and safe transportation 
                infrastructure system that stimulates economic growth, 
                creates jobs, supports the delivery of necessities 
                during times of crises like these, and effectively 
                facilitates the flow of supplies and equipment to our 
                service members. My Administration looks forward to 
                working with the Congress to invest in the repair and 
                modernization of our transportation infrastructure.

                To recognize the men and women who work in the 
                transportation industry and who contribute to our 
                Nation's well-being and defense, the Congress, by joint 
                resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 
                120), has designated 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), has declared that the week during 
                which that

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                Friday falls be designated as ``National Transportation 
                Week.'' In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the 
                dedication and patriotism of our Nation's 
                transportation workers have never been more evident as 
                they risk their own health to ensure that grocery store 
                shelves stay stocked and healthcare professionals 
                receive essential products and equipment.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, 
                May 15, 2020, as National Defense Transportation Day 
                and May 10 through May 16, 2020, as National 
                Transportation Week. I encourage all Americans to 
                celebrate these observances with appropriate ceremonies 
                and activities to learn more about how our 
                transportation system contributes to the security of 
                our citizens and the prosperity of our Nation.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2020-10425
Filed 5-12-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P