2013 AASHTO ANNUAL MEETING SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC EXPANSION DENVER, CO FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013. AASHTO Freight Update WRDA, PRIIA and MAP-21 Chris Smith Intermodal Policy and Program Manager
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2013 AASHTO ANNUAL MEETING
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC EXPANSION
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2013
AASHTOFreight UpdateWRDA, PRIIA and MAP-21
Intermodal Policy and Program Manager
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
"Producing a WRDA bill is going to be a challenge because members of Congress can no longer specifically request projects that they know will have significance to the national economy, but I'm determined to find a way to address those priorities as we move forward”
It will be up to lawmakers and industry to educate citizens about why the federal government should be investing in water infrastructure…one of the least understood modes of transportation.
AASHTO commissioned this report because the navigable waterways in 38 of the 50 states provide substantial economic benefits to the entire United States…
State DOTs recognize the significant role the nation’s marine transportation assets play in terms of freight mobility as well as recognize the adverse effects for highways should waterborne freight be diverted…
Projects of National and Regional Significance