US Infrastructure News

09 Jul 2014
Less than five miles from the U.S. Capitol, southwest Washington, D.C., residents are waging a fierce fight against CSX Transportation’s plans to rebuild and expand a tunnel to allow the double stacking of containers.
U.S. President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, on June 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
10 Jun 2014
President Barack Obama’s signing into law of major port legislation today is just one step toward the United States getting its maritime trade gateways up to snuff.
03 Jun 2014
Billions of dollars could be handed out to Miami, Port Everglades and Jacksonville in the next five years in an aggressive bid by Florida to capture a greater share of regional container cargo.
02 Jun 2014
The US Congress is rummaging through the stamp drawer to find dollars for federal highway construction.
23 May 2014
The Senate’s vote for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act has sent the long-delayed port and waterway bill to President Obama for his likely signature.
12 May 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will likely be required to send back to the ports all proceeds from the Harbor Maintenance Tax under soon-to-be-enacted legislation, eventually resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars per year in federal money flowing back to seaports.
Snow in Chicago.
02 May 2014
CHICAGO — Chicago is living up to its reputation as the nation’s transportation bottleneck.
30 Apr 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in Chicago last week it’s “plausible” that Congress will reform the nation’s corporate tax system by the end of the year, giving President Barack Obama the $150 billion he needs for his four-year, $302 billion transportation plan.
29 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — Long-delayed U.S.
25 Apr 2014
Vessel operators are being warned by the Coast Guard to make sure their vessels can fit under the 151-foot vertical clearance of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge, which two ships have struck during the last four months.
23 Apr 2014
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.
16 Apr 2014
The Port of Jacksonville is poised to get the congressional go-ahead to deepen its harbor in order to handle larger container ships, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a needed report.