For years, ports have pushed to ensure that all Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund collections are used for dredging and not diverted to other uses.
US Transportation Policy
United States Environmental Protection Agency Honors Coalition for Responsible Transportation Members
Menlo's Carl R. Fowler Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
16 Dec 2015
Congress is set to give U.S. ports and cash-strapped states in need of freight project funding an early Christmas gift via an omnibus appropriations bill expected to be sent to President Obama later this week.
04 Dec 2015
The passage of a U.S. highway bill on Friday not only provide dedicated funding for freight projects but will update a freight strategy and network to go beyond the nation’s highways and look at rail and port connections.
01 Dec 2015
U.S. lawmakers are on track to pass a fully funded five-year plan for surface transportation reauthorization with $10.8 billion in grants for freight projects.
22 Nov 2015
Transportation stakeholders received something to celebrate this year as 44 percent of the new $500 million round of the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program went to projects dedicated to moving freight.
05 Nov 2015
A year after acrimonious labor negotiations snarled traffic at U.S. West Coast ports, lawmakers have unveiled draft legislation that could trigger federal intervention to head off future slowdowns.
05 Nov 2015
U.S. lawmakers took a serious step closer to a multi-year highway funding bill Thursday after the House of Representatives passed a six-year, $325 billion bill.
29 Oct 2015
U.S. infrastructure projects focused on improving freight movement got more backing from the federal government in the latest round of a popular grant program.
05 Oct 2015
U.S. lawmakers may have avoided a government shutdown last week, but the temporary funding bill that bought Congress 10 more weeks has left important port construction projects and ports’ access to federal grants in peril, according to the top U.S. port lobby.
28 Sep 2015
U.S.-flag requirements raised shipping costs of taxpayer-funded international food aid by 23 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to a government report that provides fresh ammunition to critics of U.S. cargo preference laws.
30 Jul 2015
U.S. lawmakers have cornered themselves into another stopgap measure to fund the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.
21 Jul 2015
The U.S. Maritime Administration expects by late summer or early fall to seek public comments for its proposed national maritime strategy, which has been a top goal of Marad Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.