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August 2, 2018 1:45 PM, EDT
DOT Seeks Members to Serve on Human Trafficking Committee
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking individuals to serve on a special committee that will provide information, advice and recommendations on matters relating to human trafficking and recommended best practices for state and local transportation stakeholders in combating human trafficking.

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The department said it will appoint up to 15 stakeholder committee members including representatives from trafficking advocacy organizations; law enforcement; and trucking, bus, rail, aviation, maritime and port sectors, including industry and labor. Recommendations should be submitted by Aug. 20.

The committee members will be selected based on individual diverse experience and background that will enable members to provide balanced points of view with regard to carrying out the duties of the committee.