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declined. After discussions at NASA's annual convention in 1987, the group changed its name to the Intermodal Marketing Association to better reflect the role of shippers' agents. Three Become One As the years passed, these three organizations developed a membership base that began to overlap with the others. And because of the commonalities of many of their issues, each eventually noticed that the educational programs at their annual conferences were becoming increasingly similar. As corporate budgets tightened, conference attendance for all three groups became a concern as potential attendees had to choose from comparable educational programs. It was the multiple rail members that eventually began chanting the mantra, "there needs to be a single, unified voice for intermodal." In 1990, talks began to determine the need and feasibility of merging into a single organization that would be all-inclusive, and serve the needs of all intermodal partners, including railroads, steamship lines, motor carriers, shippers and suppliers. In late 1991, an agreement was forged by the three disparate, yet similar, intermodal voices of NRIA, ITA and IMA to blend and become the single unified voice for intermodal: the Intermodal Association of North America. At the end of 1991, the three organizations each voted themselves out of existence in order to make one organization to represent everything intermodal that would be larger than the sum of its parts. In February 1992, IANA held its first meeting in Orlando, Florida and elected a 15-member board of directors. Three directors were elected from each of IANA's five original divisions: railroads; steamship and stacktrain operators; motor carriers; marketing agents; and suppliers. Don McInnes, senior vice president of intermodal for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway was elected chairman, and John McQuaid from IMA was hired by the board to lead the new association's permanent staff. After nearly 40 years, a unified voice of intermodal freight transportation was finally in place. Watch for an interview with John McQuaid in next month's issue of Intermodal Insights. For more on the history of intermodal and IANA, see David J. DeBoer's Piggyback and Containers: A History of Rail Intermodal on America's Steel Highway (San Marino, California: Golden West Books, 1992). Sustainability News Port Moves LA Forward on Sustainability With the completion of a 1.2-megawatt rooftop solar generation project at the Port of Los Angeles, the city moved closer to attaining its sustainability goals. The project is part of the City of Los Angeles' rooftop solar Feed-in Tariff program, the largest of its kind in the nation. FiT enables building owners to host large-scale rooftop solar projects and sell the power they generate to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Hosted by CRAFTED by the Port of Los Angeles - a local handmade crafts market - the project addresses several goals outlined in Mayor Eric Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn, including the expansion of local solar resources. It also moves the Port of L.A. closer to its own solar power goal. In its first year, the project will generate 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to power approximately 331 homes and cut 37.6 metric tons of carbon emissions. "Green Flag" Ocean Lines Reap Rewards Shipping lines voluntarily participating in the Port of Long Beach's Green Flag Program not only eliminated Sustainability - continued on page 7 4 Intermodal Insights | April 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - April 2016

Insights - April 2016
FMCSA Proposes New “High Risk” Definition
ITC Makes Initial Affirmative Determination
New CDL Training Requirements Proposed
IANA, 25 Years and Counting
IANA Welcomes New Director of Education
New Committee Leadership
Sustainability News
Gate Control – Information Is King
State Legislative Update
Freight Reports
Port News
People in the News
2016 Sponsors
In Brief
Welcome New Members
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - April 2016