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.
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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.
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.
20 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board told BNSF Railway that it’s increasingly concerned about the “deterioration in service” shippers have experienced on the Class I railroad’s network.
18 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — In response to mounting criticism of a domestic ocean shipping law that some say is preventing the transport of emergency road salt to New Jersey, Acting Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen today said his agency helped state officials identify available U.S.-flag barges to ship the cargo.
13 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The likelihood that the U.S. federal government will have to inject money into the Highway Trust Fund so that highway, bridge and road construction funding doesn’t grind to a halt in August is steadily increasing.
10 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — Two months before sponsoring a bill this week aimed at reforming the Federal Maritime Commission, Rep. Duncan Hunter, the California Republican who chairs the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, urged the FMC to consider industry criticism of a proposed overhaul of rules for ocean transportation intermediaries and “design the least intrusive regulation possible.”
06 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of Congressmen today introduced a bill that backers said would reform the Federal Maritime Commission and require the Maritime Administration to create a National Maritime Strategy.
04 Feb 2014
WASHINGTON — The prospects of raising the fuels tax to avoid the impending bankruptcy of the main engine of surface transportation funding took a major hit today after House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster said it wasn’t time, citing a slow economic recovery.