Category: Maritime

APAA Applauds the Passing of WRRDA

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After the passing of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080, WRRDA) in both the House and the Senate, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is trumpeting full Congressional approval of the long-awaited and critically-needed water resources development legislation. Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO, applauded U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and […]

IDOT's Schoeben Named to MTSNAC

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US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), including Kevin Schoeben from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). MTSNAC is comprised of 29 members from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups. Council […]

What do you mean when you say “port”?


On a recent trip to Gulfport Mississippi for the CFIRE-sponsored LTT Symposium, we had the opportunity to tour area port facilities. Our tour included both an airport at Biloxi, Mississippi and the Port of Gulfport. As we often think of ports–be they rail facilities, inland river ports, Great Lake ports or coastal ports–we tend to […]

Lock and Dam 8 Site Visit


On February 11, 2014 MAFC Program Manager Ernie Perry and CFIRE Executive Director Teresa Adams joined the ASCE NW branch for a site visit of Lock and Dam 8 at Genoa, Wisconsin. This lock is currently undergoing renovation and is completely dewatered, allowing attendees a unique opportunity to see the maintenance on the lock’s miter gates, […]

National Maritime Strategy Symposium Announced

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US Department of Transportation Washington, DC January 14-16, 2014 The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites the public and other Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in a discussion intended to develop a robust national maritime strategy. The purpose of this public meeting is to gather ideas for improving the Nation’s cargo opportunities and sealift capacity while […]

M-29 Marine Highway Connector


The US Department of Transportation designated two new Marine Highways, one of which is in the MAFC region: M-29 Marine Highway Connector. The upper Missouri River is designated as the “M-29 Marine Highway Connector,” and is sponsored by the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri. It connects the upper Missouri River between Kansas City, Missouri, […]

Ohio Maritime Freight Featured


A recent issue of Ohio Contractor Magazine featured an article on maritime transportation in Ohio and the work of the ODOT Office of Freight and Maritime Mobility and its director, Mark Locker. To read the entire article, go here (pages 18-23).

AASHTO Calls for Greater Investment in Marine Infrastructure

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In a report released today, AASHTO makes the case for greater investment in the marine infrastructure system of the United States. “The Waterborne Freight Transportation Bottom Line Report identifies threats to the future of the Marine Transportation System and offers a number of key findings and action alternatives. The action alternatives include the creation of […]

Iowa DOT Dam Modernization Brochure

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The Iowa DOT recently released a brochure that strongly advocates for increased investment in the infrastructure of the US inland waterway system. For more information, you can download the complete brochure.

NGA Statement on the WRDA

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The National Governors Association has released a statement of principles and a Letter to Congress regarding the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act (S. 601).