Edward Moreland, American Motorcyclist Association Vice President for Government Relations, has been named to the newly created Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration.
The ten-member council, established by the federal transportation bill passed last year, will advise the Secretary of Transportation on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, such as the design, construction and maintenance of roads and barriers, as well as on the implementation of intelligent transportation system technology.
"It's an honor to represent the AMA and the motorcycling community on this important council, and I look forward to being part of meaningful discussions that lead to reducing the risks faced by American motorcyclists," Moreland said. "I'm also encouraged by the makeup of the council -- I believe that this diverse group of concerned professionals will have a positive impact on the issues we're charged with addressing."
Joining Moreland on the council are: Jeff Hennie, Vice President for Government Relations, Motorcycle Riders Foundation; Ken Kiphart, Chairperson and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Motorcycle State Administrators and Administrator of the Nevada Department of Public Safety; Darrel Killion, State Coordinator for ABATE of South Dakota; Steven P. Zimmer, State Executive Director, ABATE of Ohio; Gerald J. Salontai, President and CEO of Kleinfelder, Inc.; Robert J. McClune, Executive Vice President and General Manager of North American Potters Industries; Kathy Van Kleeck, Vice President for Government Relations, Motorcycle Safety Foundation; Mark Bloschock, Manager, Special Projects Branch, Texas Department of Transportation; and Donald Vaughn, Chief Engineer/Deputy Director of Operations, Alabama Department of Transportation.
Moreland was recommended to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council by U.S. Senator James Inhofe (Oklahoma), and by U.S. Representatives Sherwood Boehlert (New York), Peter DeFazio (Oregon), Sam Graves (Missouri) and Thomas Petri (Wisconsin), as well as by Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the AMA.
The Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration will hold its first meeting on October 24 in Washington, DC.
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