Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) announced today that current Citizens for Modern Transit Board Member Mary C. Lamie has been selected to lead the St. Louis region’s new freight district.
Lamie is currently vice president at EFK Moen, LLC, in St. Louis County and a member of Citizens for Modern Transit’s board. She has worked for over 25 years in transportation and engineering, including 22 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation. Lamie will begin her job as the newly-formed freight district’s first Executive Director on July 1.
According to Bi-State Development Agency’s press release, Lamie’s initial responsibilities will be “to evaluate the freight needs of the bi-state region and the freight network’s current operational status. She will develop public-private partnerships and create the foundation for planning, marketing and advocacy of the bi-state region as a national freight hub.”
The new freight district is a public-private partnership created to optimize the region’s freight transportation network, and was established to capitalize on an anticipated 60 percent increase in national freight volume by the year 2040. Bi-State Development Agency was selected by the East-West Gateway Board in September to lead this freight initiative.