Adolph Ojard, Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s executive director and chairman of American Association of Port Authorities’ U.S. delegation, today testified for the AAPA before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee in a hearing titled “Foundation for a New Water Resources Development Act.”
Ojard laid out three key areas that AAPA believes should be addressed in the Water Resources Development Act legislation currently being considered by Congress. He specified that the bill should:
- Include language that would ensure federal Harbor Maintenance Tax revenue is fully used each year.
- Make the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study and construction processes more efficient for future channel modernization projects.
- Get channel modernization projects authorized and constructed to maintain transportation cost savings.