I will let you know if either Mr. Matsuda or RAdm. Buzby are in the San Francisco Bay area. We look forward to greeting them. PhelpsMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 16 1:18 PMView SourceI will let you know if either Mr. Matsuda or RAdm. Buzby are in the San Francisco Bay area. We look forward to greeting them.Phelps_____________________________________
December 10, 2009
David T. Matsuda to be nominated Maritime Administrator
President Obama is to nominate David T. Matsuda as U. S. Maritime Administrator.
Mr. Matsuda has been serving as Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration since July 2009.
Prior to his current position, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he served as a chief policy advisor and focused on issues including surface transportation reauthorization, maritime matters, labor issues and high-speed rail, and oversaw key projects including the rollout of two new infrastructure grant programs.
Previously, Matsuda spent more than seven years working in the United States Senate, helping to draft and secure passage of critical pieces of significant federal transportation legislation, including modernization of oil pollution prevention and response programs and security improvements at U.S. seaports.
Matsuda has served on the staff of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, the Office of Chief Counsel at the USDOT's Federal Railroad Administration and as a Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute Fellow. He earned his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif, and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in San Diego.
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
The U. S. Department of Transportation's Maratime Administration focus is to improve U. S. maritime transportation including the intrafacture, industry, and labor. It promotes the development and maintenance of our nation's merchant marine.MARAD also seeks to ensure that the United States maintains adequate shipbuilding and repair services, efficient ports, effective intermodal water and land transportation systems, and reserve shipping capacity for use in time of national emergency.
Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby 25th Commander, Military Sealift Command.Military Sealift Command (MSC)
The Military Sealift Command provides ocean transportation of equipment, fuel, supplies and ammunition to sustain U.S. forces worldwide during peacetime and in war. The MSC is the sea transportation component for the United States Transportation Command.