Member Testimonials: Value of WCI Membership

Merritt Lane

President/CEO, Canal Barge Company

"Canal Barge Company participated in the founding and ongoing development of WCI because of our belief in the need to modernize the inland waterways system. We, like others, were seeking a more focused effort to reverse the decades long trend of federal government under-investment in nationally significant waterways infrastructure.


WCI has become an extremely credible, nimble and effective organization with a deeply knowledgeable and dedicated staff that has delivered positive outcomes for its members and the nation.  WCI’s members receive exceptional benefits by virtue of increased investment in and ongoing maintenance of the inland waterways system that ensures safe, reliable and efficient marine transportation."

 - Merritt Lane, President/CEO, Canal Barge Company