Partnerships key to waterways revival

Jul 10, 2014 | 04:34 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  waterways, Water Resources Reform and Development Act, transportation, infrastructure, steel, iron ore, Congress, Michael J. Toohey Waterways Council

NEW YORK — Public-private partnerships could help repair and expand U.S. waterways infrastructure, but progress will be slow, according to remarks made at a congressional policy panel July 10.

There’s an $8-billion backlog in water-related infrastructure projects overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with 26 ongoing inland waterway projects, according to Michael J. Toohey, president and chief executive officer of the Arlington, Va.-based Waterways Council. At the current rate, many projects will not be delivered until 2060 or 2090 even though funds were authorized in some cases in 2007. ....





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