Infrastructure & National Transportation Week
Vice Adm. William A. Brown, USN (Ret.)
President & CEO, NDTA
As NDTA prepares to mark 75 years as an organization we continue to have confidence that a strong national defense requires a robust transportation system comprised of military and commercial options. Likewise, we are committed to the people who ensure U.S. warfighters get the equipment and supplies they need.
National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day established by Congress under Public Law to be held on the third Friday in May each year since 1957. That would be Friday,18 May this year—and is part of the National Transportation Week 13-19 May 2018. National Transportation Week was established by Congress in 1962 to ensure proper recognition of the professionals working in our Nation’s transportation industries. This includes those working to deliver the required equipment and infrastructure necessary for an effective and efficient national transportation capability. We encourage all to celebrate the week and especially the day which focuses attention on National Defense Transportation.
As an organization, NDTA extends our sincere thanks to all the dedicated and hard-working professionals who ensure the success of our national transportation system—which supports the prosperity and national security of the United States. Let’s continue this dialog and work together to ensure we remain capable, strong and forward thinking—even as we look back!