US Transportation Policy

US Transportation Policy

28 May 2015
An ambitious plan to rebuild Rhode Island's crumbling bridges using up to $700 million in truck tolls came under fire by the American Trucking Associations, which wants to stop the smallest state in the U.S. from setting a big precedent.
26 May 2015
When a routine maintenance dredging project at two key navigation spots on the Snake River in America’s Pacific Northwest finished in February, it was a welcome sign for commercial users of the waterway, part of the Columbia River system. But mixed messages from Washington on funding for other projects have shippers and transportation providers uneasy.
21 May 2015
The U.S. Congress moved closer to hitting port funding goals set last year after a Senate committee this week passed a bill that would send $1.25 billion to ports in fiscal 2016.
road work
21 May 2015
The U.S. Senate now has just more than a day to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund before the money that maintains America’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure runs out.
bulk ship and tug on Mississippi River
13 May 2015
U.S. ports on the lower Mississippi River cannot yet accommodate Capesize vessels, but the Obama administration is taking steps to see that they can.
08 May 2015
Pressure is building on Congress and federal maritime regulators to more aggressively address the high demurrage and detention fees shippers are being hit with as a result of port congestion.
05 May 2015
U.S. lawmakers won’t likely pass a long-term highway bill before the June deadline, but when they do, shippers and transportation providers should expect the nation’s freight network to get added attention.
03 May 2015
Senate appropriators last year derailed Congress’ attempt to give U.S. ports the $1.2 billion for maintenance dredging and berth work — as set by the Water Resources Reform Development Act — by coming up $100 million short for fiscal year 2015.
harbor truckers at Port of Long Beach
30 Apr 2015
The picketing by independent harbor truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got some attention in Congress after a congresswoman on Wednesday highlighted their efforts and asked whether the federal government could come to their aid.
Evergreen container ship in Port of Los Angeles
30 Apr 2015
The Federal Maritime Commission is helping to lead the charge to fight port congestion and to improve the competitiveness of U.S. ports.
29 Apr 2015
Planned container-on-barge services on the Mississippi River system and between marine terminals in New Jersey and New York have won designation by the U.S. Maritime Administration as part of Marad’s marine highway initiative.
highway work
23 Apr 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Trucking Associations is increasingly optimistic a long-term highway bill will pass this year, following another short-term funding extension.