The Port of Houston Authority has received a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft permit for deepening the port’s Bayport terminal channel, and it said it expects soon to receive a similar permit for its Barbours Cut terminal.
US Infrastructure News
WCI Recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For Safeguarding American Public, Urges Continued, Safe Operation of Locks and Dams
01 Aug 2013
A coalition representing environmental and community groups and the Teamsters union has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a permit to raise the Bayonne Bridge in the Port of New York and New Jersey until a more thorough environmental study is done.
30 Jul 2013
Eight companies and three consortia have responded to a request for qualification for the public-private partnership contract to build and operate a new container terminal at India’s Port of Ennore.
29 Jul 2013
Let’s face it, unless there’s a sudden sea change, the U.S. Congress isn’t going to raise the motor fuels tax to increase transportation infrastructure spending any time soon. Here, then, are eight suggestions made by various infrastructure experts for how the U.S. can shore up freight infrastructure without raising taxes.
24 Jul 2013
As the first quarter drew to a close, 2013 was shaping up as a year of paradoxes....
23 Jul 2013
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has asked the General Accountability Office to examine the impact of shale oil and gas development on pipelines, rail and other transportation infrastructure and safety.
23 Jul 2013
The Highway Trust Fund is dangerously close to insolvency, leaving Congress with three options on how to prevent the main driver of federal surface infrastructure funding from reaching a shortfall, a budget analyst told Congress on Tuesday morning.
18 Jul 2013
If California is the U.S. leader when it comes to environmental regulation, then Oregon could be the state to keep an eye on in terms of where transportation infrastructure funding is headed.
15 Jul 2013
Construction is progressing on the $1 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge at California’s Port of Long Beach.
10 Jul 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s draft Michigan Freight Plan, a supplement to the 2035 MI Transportation Plan, is available for public review through Aug. 7, via the State Long Range Plan Web site.
05 Jul 2013
Congress wants the Water Resources Development Act to help the nation meet that challenge by pumping more money into ports and completing infrastructure projects faster. The Senate passed its version of the bill in May, placing the onus on the House to bring its own version to conference this year. Here's what you need to know as the House takes on its version of WRDA.
02 Jul 2013
Jack Wells, chief economist at the U.S. Department of Transportation, details the agency's progress on a National Strategic Freight Plan.