Transportation bill has no teeth: ports exec

Jul 11, 2012 | 04:18 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  transportation bill, HMT, ports, aaron ellis, kurt nagel, army corps of engineers, dredging, catherine ngai

NEW YORK — The signing of the $100-billion transportation bill might have been a relief for many who move surface freight, but some are still not convinced there’s enough action on maintaining federal navigation channels and port dredging.

President Obama signed a bill Friday that maintains funding for the nation’s roads, bridges and highways for 27 months (AMM, July 10). While the legislation stipulates that Congress is required to use revenue collected via the harbor maintenance tax (HMT), some maintain the wording isn’t strong enough.....

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