West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
US Infrastructure News
WCI Recognizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For Safeguarding American Public, Urges Continued, Safe Operation of Locks and Dams
14 Oct 2013
There’s little good news coming out of Washington these days. The federal government partially shut down at the beginning of the month after a stalemate in Congress over funding President Obama’s health care reform law. Congress and the Obama administration failed to address long-term fiscal issues, allowing the federal budget sequestration — the proverbial gun pointed to its own head — to fire.
14 Oct 2013
Inland waterways shippers and barge companies welcome the prospect of freeing up Inland Waterways Trust Fund dollars for projects other than the problem-plagued, over-budget Olmsted Lock and Dam project. But they’re also keen to pay more in fuel taxes so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can better maintain and modernize the nation’s lock and dam system.
26 Sep 2013
Partisan bickering, fueled by the intransigence of conservative members of Congress, is preventing the U.S. from maintaining and expanding its world-class infrastructure, according to a national transportation industry executive.
11 Sep 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has spent the last months bringing his colleagues up to speed on a less-than-sexy major port and inland waterway bill, pushing a media blitz involving Twitter and a quirky YouTube video.
05 Sep 2013
About $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2013 discretionary grant program...
03 Sep 2013
There’s a lot of talk about increasing infrastructure spending, but with local, state and federal agencies involved, it’s difficult to determine which projects would bring the biggest bang for the buck. Enter CG/LA Infrastructure. The Washington-based consulting firm in August ranked 100 projects that it says would most help the U.S. regain its competitiveness.
28 Aug 2013
Kurt Nagle, president of the American Association of Port Authorities, said chances are good that Congress will approve a new Water Resources Development Act this year.
23 Aug 2013
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the ranking member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, along with industry and Louisiana transportation officials...
14 Aug 2013
Agriculture shippers are concerned that they won’t be able to bring their goods to BNSF Railway’s soon-to-open intermodal terminal in the Kansas City area because overweight containers aren't permitted on the road connecting the facility and the nearby interstate.
06 Aug 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District in Florida has extended the comment period for the draft report concerning the Jacksonville Harbor Channel Deepening Study until Sept. 30, 2013.