Advocating a Modern National System of Ports & Inland Waterways
Our nation's waterways Keep America Moving, provide family-wage American jobs, support exports, and protect the environment. They relieve traffic congestion, are the most energy-efficient mode of surface transportation, and are vital to our agriculture, manufacturing and energy sectors.
The Fourth "R": Support Increased Funding for River Infrastructure
It's the fourth "R" - RIVERS! Its aging lock and dam infrastructure can't be forgotten among roads, rail and runways. Our waterways allow the nation's critical commodities - grain, coal, agricultural inputs, steel, petroleum products, chemicals, and aggregate materials - to be used domestically and to reach the export market in the safest, most efficient, most cost-competitive way.
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Get Involved! Contact your legislators
Our fly-in is 24/7, 365 thanks to our Action Center. You can contact your legislators and tell them locks and dams need attention.
17th Annual Waterways Symposium November 11-13, 2020 ~ Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas
You can bet this will again be the preeminent inland waterways event of the year. Our 17th annual gathering will take us to fabulous Las Vegas!

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Your Voice is Needed! Tell Congress that Inland River Transportation Moves Products We Need and Use Every Day - Thanks to Lock and Dam Infrastructure!

Advocating a modern national system of inland waterway infrastructure & ports.