US Infrastructure News

US Infrastructure News

23 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations is urging the U.S. Senate to pass a shorter “short-term patch” to the Highway Trust Fund than that approved by the House of Representatives earlier this month and then quickly move to finding a long-term funding solution.
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.
06 Mar 2014
The Obama administration has said Georgia can’t use its own money to begin deepening Savannah’s harbor until a new Water Resources Development Act is passed. Port and state officials say they still hope to start dredging this year.
A foggy Minnesota highway
26 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — Is President Obama’s proposal to increase surface transportation funding through corporate tax reform the new “peace” dividend?
Ro-ro ship at the Port of Brunswick
05 Feb 2014
Although its channel depth is supposed to be 38 feet at the harbor entrance, Brunswick, Ga., currently has only 31 feet at low tide due to shoaling and inadequate funding for dredging, constraining shipping at one of the nation’s largest auto gateways.
Container ship entering Savannah River.
04 Feb 2014
SEA ISLAND, Ga. — The port of Savannah is drawing closer to a moment deemed critical to the future of the United States’ fastest-growing port over the past decade and a half: commencement of construction of its 47-foot deepening project.
From left: Bjorn Vang Jensen, Mark D. Schweitzer, Richard Smith
21 Jan 2014
Three shippers discuss what they expect in 2014.
Corbin Street, Newark, N.J.
05 Dec 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized $105 million for design, construction and realignment of parts of five main access roads to marine terminals in the Newark-Elizabeth port complex.
MSC Fabiola at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.