The Corps of Engineers posted its FY2018 work plan June 7. The plan distributes the additional funding provided in the FY2018 omnibus bill and identifies new starts and feasibility studies… Read More
Waterways Council Inc.
Waterways Council Inc. is a national organization that advocates for a modern, efficient and well-maintained system of inland waterways, including lock and dam infrastructure, and channel maintenance.
The past two weeks saw three very positive developments for waterways development coming in quick succession from Congress and the Corps of Engineers. On June 6, the Water Resources Development… Read More
May 22 was National Maritime Day, and at the Inland Marine Expo (IMX) in St. Louis, it was celebrated by a rousing talk on the day’s origins and history given… Read More
The inland waterways industry got some good news with the passage by Congress of the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill to keep the government going for the rest of 2018,… Read More
Washington, D.C.—Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has issued a memo taking back authority previously granted regional administrators on actions such as reviewing and replacing the controversial… Read More
Washington, D.C.—Waterways Council Inc., used its annual press briefing on the federal budget to underscore its concerns on the Trump administration’s proposal for fiscal year 2019 as well as its… Read More
With inland waterways specifically mentioned in last month’s State of the Union address, and President Trump’s historic press conference on the banks of the Ohio River last summer, substantial anticipation… Read More
In quick succession, the Trump administration last week released two documents: its long-promised statement on infrastructure and its proposed budget. The infrastructure “Funding Principles” restated Trump’s goal of reducing permitting… Read More
Washington, D.C.—Two big rollouts on a long-awaited infrastructure initiative and the fiscal year 2019 budget from the Trump administration landed with a thud for representatives of the waterways industry, and… Read More
Washington, D.C.—Handed a setback by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration moved quickly to block implementation of the controversial 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule for another… Read More