Senate Transportation Leaders Applaud Water Bill’s Passage

Barges on the Ohio River Barges navigate the Markland Locks on the Ohio River in Warsaw, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Legislation meant to facilitate the flow of freight along the nation’s waterways easily passed in the Senate, garnering strong endorsements from the chamber’s transportation leaders.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Panel Approves Water Bill

Port of Norfolk Steve Helber/AP

Legislation that would approve dozens of projects and studies under the purview of the Army Corps of Engineers was advanced by a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2022
Government, Business

House Lawmakers Pitch Water Infrastructure Projects

Padre Dam Padre Dam Municipal Water District via YouTube

Congressional policymakers promoted efforts to boost funding for ports and commercial corridors as a transportation panel pursues an update of the Water Resources Development Act.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 17, 2022
Government, Business

House Transportation Panel Plans Water Bill

Savannah River dredging The Army Corps of Engineers deepens the inner harbor of the Savannah River in 2020. (Georgia Ports Authority)

Democratic leaders on the U.S. House transportation committee are proceeding with an update to the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 9, 2022
Government, Business

Transportation Committees Prep New Waterways Bill

Port of Houston Port of Houston

Congressional transportation policymakers recently announced plans to kick off consideration of legislation aimed at improving the country’s transportation waterways.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senate Committee Approves Water Infrastructure Measures

Ship at Port of Baltimore A ship unloading at the Port of Baltimore. America’s Water Infrastructure Act would authorize $17 billion to assist with the deepening of ports. (Maryland Port Administration)

A bill that would authorize projects at ports and another one that would promote access to safe drinking water were easily approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on May 6

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senate’s Turn to Vote on Water Infrastructure Package

Ala Wai Canal The bill authorizes $327.3 million for Ala Wai Canal in Hawaii. (Shutterstock)

The U.S. Senate is expected to take up as early as this month House-passed legislation that would authorize projects designed to improve infrastructure at ports, harbors and waterways, as well as boost flood protection programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 19, 2018

Waterway Infrastructure Hits Shipping Companies, Opens Door to Trucks

Louisiana paddle boat bridge New Orleans Wally Gobetz/Flickr

Infrastructure on the nation’s inland waterways needs an investment boost. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates $4.9 billion is needed in the next 20 years to improve locks and dams across the country.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
August 9, 2017