Blogging the Marine Highway

The nation's top transportation official is making a big push for marine highways, in speeches, in interviews and now online.

After launching a program to promote short-sea shipping at the North American Marine Highways & Logistics Conference April 8, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood raised the issue in a post on his Fast Lane blog — "America's Waterways Poised to Deliver the Goods."

"From Rhode Island to the Mississippi River to California, America's waterways are poised to deliver the goods," LaHood writes. "And DOT is ready to work with states, regions, ports, and shippers to help make that happen."

To read LaHood's statement at the conference, click here.

For a copy of of the statement of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., at the start of the conference April 6, click here.

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