MoDOT: Improving Multimodal Transportation Options

Billions Headed to Missouri Transportation Fund from Gas Tax Hike, Infrastructure Bill November 12, 2021: Missouri Independent With $6.5 billion on the way from the federal infrastructure bill and a newly increased gas tax, Missouri is ready to take a big bite out of $4.5 billion in unfunded highway needs, Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of…

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Port Milwaukee: South Shore Cruise Dock Request for Interest (RFI)

  South Shore Cruise Dock Request for Interest (RFI) Responses Requested by December 17, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST SUMMARY: Port Milwaukee (“Port”), a City of Milwaukee (“City”) department, is seeking high-quality proposals for development of and a long-term tenant at a 5-acre site (“Site”) located at its South Shore Cruise Dock with an address of…

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Ohio Maritime Assistance Program

Notice to Ohio Public Port Authorities   Origin:   The Maritime Assistance Program (MAP) was created by HB 166 of the 133rd General Assembly MAP information can be found in ORC 5501.91   Fiscal:   Grants require a 50% match (e.g. for every grant dollar awarded it must be matched by a dollar from the…

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Notice of Public Meeting: 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (LRD), will hold a VIRTUAL 2021 Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour (ORBIT). The intent of these engagements is to provide an opportunity to meet with our senior leadership, including the LRD Division Commander, Division Directors and District Commanders. In addition to our team members,…

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Safe Barging of Frack Wastewater from Pittsburgh to OH Begins Soon

Last December MDN brought you the exclusive news that barging of shale wastewater (produced water) had finally been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and that it would begin during the first quarter of this year (see Barging Fracked Wastewater on Ohio River Approved! Starts in 1Q21). Don’t look now, but that fact finally appeared on…

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 9 through May 15, 2021

Proclamation 10205 of May 7, 2021 In 2020, the United States experienced a record year for extreme weather, with an unprecedented 30 named storms in the Atlantic Basin alone. Twelve of these storms, six of which were hurricanes, made landfall in the United States. These storms and hurricanes unleashed their devastating power on the individuals…

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NARCOG to begin inland port study

April 7, 2021: The Moulton Advertiser (full link below)   NARCOG to begin inland port study The North Central Alabama Regional of Governments (NARCOG) is planning a feasibility study for an inland port at possible sites in Lawrence, Morgan, Limestone and Cullman counties after the organization recently received a $65,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional…

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MORE FUNDING THIS YEAR FOR LOWER MISSOURI RIVER REPAIRS

March 15, 2021: Brownfield AG News for America The US Army Corps of Engineers says it has a lot more money to fix emerging navigation problems in the lower Missouri River this year. As flood waters receded last year, Colonel William Hannan with the Kansas  City district, tells Brownfield five-thousand structures emerged badly damaged, “As…

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