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The CMC Urges Swift Confirmation of Ann Carlson as NHTSA Administrator

Statement on behalf of Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, California Mobility Center and former NHTSA Administrator

Sacramento, CA - February 14, 2023: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a critical life-saving mission, and its efforts are enhanced by a strong, Senate-confirmed leader. President Biden has nominated Ann Carlson to be the Administrator of NHTSA and the CMC urges the Senate to pursue a swift confirmation on behalf of the nation and the Agency. Ann Carlson is the current Acting NHTSA Administrator and former NHTSA Chief Counsel, who has already demonstrated the expertise and engaged leadership that will effectively address the significant challenges and opportunities that confront the Agency.

Ann Carlson brings tremendous knowledge and experience to NHTSA and has already shown her ability to successfully tackle the hard issues that the Agency faces daily. The ongoing tragic loss of life on our roadways with the new possibilities created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law create unique opportunities to make truly lasting changes in road safety. A swift confirmation will allow Ann Carlson to pursue actions that will make all of us safer on our roadways.


About the CMC:

The CMC is an independent not-for-profit organization that helps discover, develop, and accelerate the use of new mobility innovations by providing access to programs, resources, and an on-site innovation lab. The CMC is strategically headquartered in Sacramento, CA near California government, which leads the United States and the world in producing policies around clean mobility and technology. Founders include industry thought leaders: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), California State University, Sacramento, EnerTech Capital, PEM Motion, and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC). The organization is dedicated to societal good by working together with mobility innovators and industry leaders to ensure that all communities have access to safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Innovate. Implement. Impact. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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