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Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts FLOW data initiative

From Transport Topics.

More than half a year after the launch of an information-sharing forum meant to facilitate communication between freight stakeholders, the country’s top transportation officer gave it a resounding endorsement.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) supply chain forum, established to respond to ongoing freight bottlenecks that disrupted access to commercial transportation ports.

The Biden administration launched FLOW in mid-March. “Most Americans would assume there’s more data sharing than there is,” Buttigieg told freight and trucking executives last month, emphasizing that access to such data might improve dialogue among stakeholders. “That’s going to allow us to see things in the system that we just can’t see right now, in terms of where the backups are going to be.”

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