USDA Grain Transportation Report 3 (11/17): Department of Transportation Funding Alleviates Port Congestion

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded grants—under America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP)—to several marine highway projects that are key to grain transportation.

The funding will expand marine highway services to U.S. waterways and help alleviate supply chain issues and congestion at ports.

Grant funds can be used to purchase low-emission U.S. manufactured equipment. DOT/AMHP-funded projects that are key to grain transportation include the following: Helena Harbor Container on Barge Project ($2.3 million) in Arkansas; M-5 Coastal Connection ($5.6 million) in California and Washington; M-55/M-35 Marine Highway Barge Projects ($2.4 million) in Illinois and Missouri; Baton Rouge-New Orleans Shuttle Barge Expansion Project ($1.1 million) in Louisiana; New York Harbor Container and Trailer-on-Barge Service ($5.2 million) in New York; Richmond Marine Terminal ($3.7 million) in Virginia; M-90 Transby Marine Highway ($3.3 million) in Wisconsin; and Tidewater M-84 Barge Service Expansion ($4.2 million) in Washington and Oregon.

Read the full report here.