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Trump’s Budget Request Cuts Port Funding

  U.S. President Donald Trump sent Congress a 2018 budget request on Tuesday, with the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) saying it signals declines for most federally funded, port-related programs. Among the budget proposals for next year is eliminating the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants program, which last year awarded U.S. ports $61.8 ...

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Ports Commemorating National Maritime Day

Monday, May 22 is National Maritime Day. It was declared by Congress in 1933 to call attention to America’s proud maritime heritage and to honor the men and women who serve and have served as U.S. merchant mariners.It’s also a day to recognize and reflect on the rewards that America’s ports bring the country in terms of jobs, economic development, ...

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U.S. Ports Need $66 Billion for Infrastructure

  A panel discussion held in conjunction with Infrastructure Week has heard that U.S. ports need a combined $66 billion in federal government infrastructure investments. The panel briefing was held by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the Congressional PORTS Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Rep. ...

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