US Transportation Policy

05 Dec 2016
House and Senate negotiators Monday released a compromise water infrastructure bill — with some long-anticipated federal dollars for harbor deepening projects at Port Everglades and Charleston — and plan to send it to President Obama’s desk before the end of the week.
29 Nov 2016
President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.
23 Nov 2016
The one clear solution to help curb persistent congestion at US West Coast ports driving up shipping costs and driving down productivity seems to be the one thing the industry refuses to deliver: data. 
20 Nov 2016
Shippers face a brave new world in which they try to gauge whether new Trump administration will make good on its promises to deliver $1 trillion in infrastructure investment, reset trade deals, and repeal regulation.
16 Nov 2016
Rep. Duncan Hunter views PierPass as a model for other ports' efforts to extend gate hours.
10 Nov 2016
Democrats and Republican alike are encouraged that a Trump Administration could inject freight infrastructure with a much-needed funding boost.
07 Oct 2016
For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
29 Sep 2016
The US House of Representatives’ passage of a water resources bill improves the chances for the ports of Everglades and Charleston gaining federal funding for harbor-deepening projects, but it's still up to legislators to decide whether, or how, to dramatically shake-up how port projects such as those get funded in the first place.
The inability of Congress to empower the Export-Import Bank has allowed foreign countries to gain project cargo market share.
29 Sep 2016
US manufacturers and their supply chain partners are trying to persuade Congress to restore the Export-Import Bank’s ability to finance large US project shipments they say have been lost to other countries.
16 Sep 2016
The US Senate voted Wednesday to end debate on the Water Resources Development Act, setting up final passage for the legislation.
05 Sep 2016
California’s congressional delegation, joined by Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero and labor leaders, urged the federal government Sunday to assist in releasing cargo from Hanjin Shipping vessels.
Among the many issues that Richard Lidinsky sought action on during his time at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission were charges for demurrage and free time that some shippers viewed as unfair.
04 Aug 2016
Richard Lidinsky shook up the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission during his charged and often controversial seven-year tenure.