Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is led by a dedicated staff engaged in the daily issues impacting our Members including legislation, regulation, policy, operations and more.

IRPT is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of five (5) officers, Basin Directors and Directors At Large.

The five (5) officers, designated as the Executive Committee, consist of:

  • Chairman of the Board
  • President
  • 1st Vice-President
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • Secretary/Treasurer.

Basin Directors are elected by the Members in designated navigable river basins. A full list of Officers and Directors can be found here, which consist of 5 Officers and 33 Basin Directors. Together, the represent the finest industry professionals as chosen by the Members of the Association.

Below are opinions produced by the governance of the Association by category.

IRPT issues Public Comment: Levels of Service

On July 29th, a Civil Works Infrastructure virtual meeting was held. The leadership of the U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Transportation was in attendance. The Federal teams had senior agency leadership personnel present at the event. The purpose of this session was…
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IRPT Issues Public Comment at IWUB

Thank you for allowing me to speak to Chairman Innis and all the esteemed members of the Inland Waterways User Board. Secretary James and the other USACE leadership and federal representatives today.  This is Dede Smith with the Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals Association. I wanted to comment about strengthening communications between the Corps of…
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IRPT Issues Public Comment: MTSNAC Meeting

Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) writes to request that the Committee advise the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, through the Maritime Administrator, of the Committee’s support for private terminal eligibility for federal funding opportunities independent of a public sponsor. IRPT advocates this stronger support of the inland waterways since the economic development along those…
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House Passes H.R. 7416: Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act

Today, the House of Representatives of the 116th Congress passed the Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act, H.R. 7416. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mike Bost (R-IL) and Conor Lamb (D-PA) was included as an Amendment to HR 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill establishes a competitive grant matching program...…
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