US Transportation Policy

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.
24 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner who cast the lone vote against the P3 network last week called it an “alliance in name only” in which the controlling carrier, Maersk Line, can virtually “paint the other parties’ ships light blue.”
20 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — The federal government is on track to free up trust fund dollars for inland waterway improvements other than a long-delayed, grossly over-budget project that has soaked up much needed funding.
18 Mar 2014
WASHINGTON — The Florida ports of Jacksonville and Everglades could get federal authorization to deepen their channels this year instead of having to wait two years or more for the passage of another water resources development bill.
Containers on dock
18 Mar 2014
A coalition of global shipper groups today urged the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission and European Commission to investigate the impact the P3 Network would have on price and service.
18 Mar 2014
Shippers need to pay as much attention to supply chain safety as supply chain efficiency, or be prepared for greater government involvement in how they run their businesses and manage supply chains.
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.
04 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The U.S. federal government should not only use all collected Harbor Maintenance Taxes on port projects, but should also require states and cities to put more skin in their game to reduce questionable deepening work, a maritime analyst said yesterday.
03 Mar 2014
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., today introduced legislation that would replace the Harbor Maintenance Tax with a fee on all containers that originate internationally, the latest attempt by state leaders to stop the diversion of U.S.-bound cargo through Canadian ports.
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?
26 Feb 2014
President Obama will ask Congress to pass a $302 billion, four-year transportation bill this year during a stop in St. Paul, Minn., backed in part by potential savings from an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
25 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The next battle in the ongoing fight over increasing truck weight and size is on the horizon, as the House and Senate begin work on the next federal surface transportation bill.