America's Supply Chains and the Transportation Industrial Base
Notice of request for information.
On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order, ``America's Supply Chains,'' which directs several Federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America's supply chains. On June 8, 2021, the President also established a Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force--co-chaired by the Secretaries of Transportation, Agriculture, and Commerce--to address near term supply chain challenges, with a focus on alleviating bottlenecks and supply constraints in the transportation sector, particularly for ports, rail, and trucking. The Executive Order requires the Secretary of Transportation to submit, within one year, a report to the President on supply chains for the transportation industrial base. DOT's one-year assessment will build off the work of the Supply Chains Disruption Task Force and focus on the freight and logistics sector, with the goal of strengthening resilience among transportation supply chains. This notice requests information from the public to assist the Department of Transportation in preparing the report required by the Executive Order and solicits practical solutions from a broad range of stakeholders to address current and future challenges to supply chain resilience in the freight and logistics sector.