CTE Honors the Legacy of Mortimer L. Downey III: A Champion for Sustainable Transportation

November 6, 2023

On behalf of the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), we are deeply saddened by the passing of Mortimer (Mort) L. Downey III, a towering figure in the field of transportation and a cherished former member of CTE's Board of Directors and Chairman of CTE's Policy Board. Mort's unparalleled five-decade-long career saw him at the forefront of advancing U.S. transportation systems. His commitment to our mission-to develop technologies and implement solutions that achieve environmental sustainability and economic stability-was profound. Mort brought an inimitable presence and wisdom that greatly enhanced our organization's efforts.

His tenure as part of CTE's Board was marked by a steadfast dedication to our cause, leveraging his extensive network and influence to champion CTE's initiatives in sustainable transportation and the reduction of climate change impacts. Mort was a true advocate for zero-emission production in the U.S. He not only supported CTE with his vast knowledge and strategic insight but also touched our lives with his generosity and kindness. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us as we honor his memory by steadfastly working toward a cleaner, more sustainable future in transportation.

By subscribing I agree to receive emails from CTE and can unsubscribe at any time.