Fleischmann pledges to work for 'Chuck' lock Feb 21, 2015 - Chattanooga Times/Free Press ...as the 'Chuck" lock,' Fleischmann quipped. Fleischmann said he has worked to revamp what he said was "a broken trust fund" which funneled all available funding for new locks and dams to the Olmsted lock. Last year, Congress revamped the funding formula, the corps listed the Chickamauga lock as the fourth-highest priority project, and Congress voted to increase the diesel fuel tax on barges on April 1 from 20 cents to 29 cents a gallon to provide more funds for corps projects on inland...
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