EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 96-77

Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan Steering Committee


WHEREAS: the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, enacted by the United States Congress in 1991, mandates that each state prepare a statewide intermodal transportation plan;

WHEREAS: the federal government selected Louisiana as one of six states to receive a special grant for the development of a model plan to be used as a guide by other states in developing their plans;

WHEREAS: in January of 1993, the Department of Transportation and Development, in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development and many public and private interests throughout the state, began development of its 25-year statewide intermodal transportation plan;

WHEREAS: on March 22, 1996, the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development adopted the Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan (hereafter "plan") as the official statewide transportation plan for the State of Louisiana; and

WHEREAS: the plan requires a steering committee to oversee its implementation;

NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: The Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan Steering Committee (hereafter "committee") is established within the Department of Transportation and Development.

SECTION 2: The committee shall be composed of seven members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. The membership of the committee shall be composed of the following:

  • A. the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, or the secretary's designee;

  • B. the secretary of the Department of Economic Development, or the secretary's designee;

  • C. commissioner of the Division of Administration, or the commissioner's designee;

  • D. the president of the Senate, or the president's designee selected from the membership of the Senate;

  • E. the speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker's designee selected from the membership of the House; and

  • F. two representatives of Louisiana businesses.
  • SECTION 3: The secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, or the secretary's designee, shall serve as the chair of the committee.

    SECTION 4: The committee shall meet at regularly scheduled intervals and at the call of the chair.

    SECTION 5: The duties of the committee shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A. providing guidance, support and executive leadership for the implementation of the plan;

  • B. coordinating implementation of the plan with public and private agencies, companies, groups, and individuals; and

  • C. drafting legislation to implement the plan.
  • SECTION 6: Other than from their agencies, committee members shall not receive compensation or a per diem, nor shall they be reimbursed for travel expenses for their attendance at meetings.

    SECTION 7: Support staff for the committee and facilities for its meetings shall be provided by the Department of Transportation and Development.

    SECTION 8: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the committee in implementing the provisions of this order.

    SECTION 9: The provisions of this order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, or rescinded by operation of law.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 23rd day of December, 1996.

    M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
    Governor

    ATTEST BY
    THE GOVERNOR
    Fox McKeithen
    Secretary of State