Last week, the National Waterways Foundation released a long-awaited report titled “How Project Selection In the Corps of Engineers Is Affected By Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) Analysis.” It’s dense and weedy,… Read More
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Note: the following letter was sent to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and shared with The Waterways Journal. The Olmsted Locks and Dam between Paducah, Ky., and Cairo, Ill.,… Read More
The Rock Island Engineer District’s Final Preferred Plan for its Brandon Lock and Dam was released November 26, after much controversy and many delays. The array of measures designed to… Read More
One of the most interesting moments at the recently concluded Waterways Symposium came in a parenthetical remark by keynote presenter Allen Sinai, a well-known economist and forecaster. Sinai said that… Read More
In September 1970, I bought a sternwheel towboat from Maysville Sand & Gravel in Maysville, Ky. This boat was called the mv. Glenda H, and they had owned the boat… Read More
The barge business is used to uncertainty, and this year featured plenty of uncertainty. It started out with rates in last year’s doldrums. But for most of this year, barge… Read More
In last week’s midterm elections, the Democrats were expected to win the House of Representatives and they did, but not by the margins they would have preferred. The Republicans increased… Read More
It was with sadness that I read about the passing of Randy Eckstein in the October 29 issue of the WJ. I fondly recall early in my career with the… Read More
Last week, we reported on the Jones Walker survey on maritime cyber risks that made this point: “The U.S. maritime industry is not prepared for future cyber-attacks.” In the blue-water… Read More
On Tuesday, October 23, President Trump signed into law the “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018” (S.3021). Title I of the act included the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of… Read More