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In 2019, 514.9 million tons of waterborne cargo transited America's inland waterways, a volume equal to roughly 14% of all intercity freight.  These products, valued at $134.1 billion were shipped on the portions of our inland waterways system that generate revenue for capital improvements by a fuel user fee on commercial vessels.  Much of that tonnage travels through some of the 219 locks at 176 sites on the inland waterways system.

 

The average age of these locks is over 60 years, and 70% of America's locks have exceeded their intended design life.

 

$16 in annual net economic benefits to the nation are generated by the Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Mission for every $1 expended.

(Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Release of Biden Infrastructure Plan Details Delayed

February 24, 2021   Construction Dive

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Mississsippi River project huge win for ports, trade and the environment

February 23, 2021   The Advocate (Letters to Editor)

Letters: Mississippi River project huge win for ports, trade and the environment   The Advocate – Baton Rouge, LA – 2/23/21 – Joseph Toomy and Ricky Templet   Despite the many challenges that have confronted our federal and state governments in 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards,…

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US House Transportation leaders press Biden for ports funding

February 23, 2021   Transport Topics

US House Transportation leaders press Biden for ports funding   https://www.ttnews.com/articles/us-house-transportation-leaders-press-biden-ports-funding Transport Topics – Arlington, VA – 2/23/21 – Eugene Mulero   The leadership of the transportation committee at the U.S.…

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Corn Belt Ports Officially Recognized

February 20, 2021   Eddy Magazine

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Corps: Users Board Won't Be Eliminated or Revamped

February 19, 2021   The Waterways Journal

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Ice Shuts Down Waterways As Storms Pummel Country

February 19, 2021   The Waterways Journal

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Winter Weather Sows Havoc Across U.S. Farm Sector

February 18, 2021   The Wall Street Journal

  A farm near Big Springs, Kan., on Tuesday. Winter storms are projected to cost farmers and agriculture companies millions of dollars. PHOTO: ORLIN WAGNER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   By Jacob Bunge Feb. 18, 2021 8:38 am ET Brutal winter weather continued to batter the U.S. agriculture industry,…

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Restore the IWUB as soon as possible, please

February 12, 2021   The Waterways Journal (Opinion)

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