US ports, freight network get federal funding boost

US ports, freight network get federal funding boost

There has been little progress regarding the Trump infrastructure plan, but shippers will benefit from $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant funds appropriated in the current federal budget — triple the amount of last year. Lawmakers have also expressed a commitment to pass a Water Resources Development Act bill in 2018 for port dredging projects to enable them to handle larger vessels.