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Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking

The Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking (ACHT) was re-chartered on July 29, 2022 as a requirement of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) (P. L. 117-58).  The ACHT was initially established as mandated by Sec. 5(a) of the 2018 Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act (P.L. 115-99).  Sec. 23020 of the BIL requires the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the ACHT and in coordination with the Attorney General, to submit a triennial counter-trafficking report with recommendations for countering human trafficking, an assessment of best practices by transportation stakeholders, and human trafficking violations involving commercial motor vehicles.  The Federal Register Notice published on August 8, 2022 to solicit nominations for membership provides additional details.  

The 2018-2020 ACHT submitted their final report on Combating Human Trafficking in the Transportation Sector on July 2, 2019.

The ACHT,  re-chartered on July 29, 2022, will be comprised of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve for the life of the committee. The members of the ACHT will include a cross-section of stakeholders from both industry and labor, including representatives from the aviation, bus, law enforcement, maritime, port, rail, and trucking sectors.  While the Federal Register Notice to solicit nominations for membership closed on October 7, 2022, the Department will continue to accept nominations under this notice to fill any vacancies that may arise.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2022