National Transportation Week
National Transportation Week did not occur this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
For the community, this has always been a time to come together to celebrate the hard work and contributions of those in the transportation industry. This year, the week held a new significance as the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust transportation workers into the spotlight and onto the front lines. Each year, the President of the United States makes a proclamation to designate the week and day, and President Trump’s proclamation reflects the current circumstances:
“To recognize the men and women who work in the transportation industry and who contribute to our Nation’s well-being May 11-17 has been declared “National Transportation Week.” In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the dedication and patriotism of our Nation’s transportation workers have never been more evident as they risk their own health to ensure that grocery store shelves stay stocked and healthcare professionals receive essential products and equipment.”
I hope that the heightened appreciation the American public has for our transportation workers is something that continues well after the pandemic ends. And, although we cannot all join together as we usually would, we can honor the professionals who keep our country on the move by giving back to the transportation community this week.
Thank you to each of you for what you do. Transportation workers are truly critical to our Nation. Nothing happens until something moves—and nothing moves without you.