Infrastructure

By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2015
Logistics Management recently caught up with James H. Burnley, a partner at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Venable LLP and former Secretary of Transportation under the late President Ronald Reagan, to discuss the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act.
By Patrick Burnson · October 26, 2015
The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) will hold its annual conference and freight exhibition from Nov. 16-19 in New Orleans. In addition to the exhibition, the show will feature four educational sessions, led by industry experts.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
Late last week, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), which is open for public comment and comprised of specific policy proposals and solutions to address the growing challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
By LM Staff · October 19, 2015
Late last week, the United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a six-year, $325 billion surface transportation authorization, entitled The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2015
More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
By John D. Schulz · September 14, 2015
When it comes to addressing the yawning infrastructure needs of this country, many state legislatures and governors are basically saying, “Who needs Washington? Let’s do it ourselves.”
By LM Staff · July 16, 2015
With roughly two weeks until the most recent short-term extension for the federal surface transportation authorization expires, things have been brewing in both the House and Senate, with an eye on both the short-term and the long-term prospects of keeping surface transportation authorization.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2015
In a development certain to resonate with logistics managers, the Federal Maritime Commission has just released a report entitled U.S. Container Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges.
By Patrick Burnson · June 4, 2015
As the Port of Houston and other Gulf cargo gateways recover from last months big storm, Hurricane specialists have identified the most vulnerable regions in the nation’s supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2015
Even though the immediate prospects of a long-term federal surface transportation authorization remain dim, various media reports suggest that at least short-term help could be on the way.
By Patrick Burnson · December 12, 2014
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2014
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has launched a campaign is urging Congress to meet the dredging funding commitments made in the 2014 Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA).
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
At a time when there are myriad differing opinions on how to best fund federal transportation infrastructure, a bill proposed by Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) offers up the option of a dedicated revenue source for freight infrastructure investments.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2014
Rumors of labor strikes and other supply chain disruptions are inspiring logistics executives to look toward the Eastern Seaboard. While West Coast ports remain dominant, JLL’s sixth annual Seaport Outlook shows rapid growth and demand for space by the nation’s ports on the East Coast.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2014
President Obama said he will sign a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Build America Investment Initiative, which the White House said will increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (PPP) and leverage private capital’s potential to work in tandem with government funding.

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