Roeth Attends White House Roundtable on Zero Emission Freight Infrastructure

Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), was at the White House on Wednesday, April 24 to participate in the White House Roundtable on Zero-Emission Freight Infrastructure.

The morning’s plenary session was livestreamed, and several announcements were made. During the morning plenary session, implementation of the recently released National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor Strategy was announced with an announcement of $1.5 billion in federal funding for zero emission heavy-duty vehicles. Information gathered from conference participants that identified 170 zero emission freight infrastructure projects scheduled for completion from 2024 to 2030 with private and public financing of more than $1 billion also was presented.

It was announced that the Biden-Harris administration was setting a first-ever national goal of a zero-emissions freight sector, and in the afternoon, a series of five breakout sessions with moderators and note takers convened.

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Sets First-Ever National Goal of Zero-Emissions Freight Sector, Announces Nearly $1.5 Billion to Support Transition to Zero-Emission Heavy-duty Vehicles

“I was honored to represent NACFE at the White House meeting this past Wednesday,” said Mike Roeth, who led a 22-person group discussion on the costs of ZEVs titled, “Making the Business Case for Different Market Segments.”