US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster released a legislative discussion draft presenting his plan for US infrastructure, including water transportation programs. The draft includes provision for billions of federal investment and trillions for projects of national significance.
WRDA is a bipartisan legislation that provides improvements to the US ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. The bill passed by a vote of 408 to 2, a margin of 99.5%, and it contains funding for eight major projects across the US.
AAPA released a statement responding to the 2018 Water Resources Development Act legislation. The Association welcomed the legislation, but said that an agreement reached by the US major ports to ensure equity must also be included. WRDA aims to improve the US’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure.
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