Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Notification

    Today, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED 20-03) directing federal civilian executive branch agencies to apply a Microsoft Windows patch to mitigate significant vulnerability risks, and minimize exposure of associated threats to our federal information systems. CISA is directing federal civilian departments and agencies to…
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Parson signs bill to develop port on Missouri River in Jefferson City

The Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri has been given 116 acres to develop a port on the Missouri River in Jefferson City. In a Tuesday press conference, the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri announced the signage of House Bill 1330 by Governor Mike Parson which gives the port authority 116 acres to develop…
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Alliant Energy Transportation transforms into Travero

Name change and new brand build on over a century of success   CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 15, 2020 – Alliant Energy Transportation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation, announced today the company is changing its name to Travero.   The new name connects the company’s resources into one brand and furthers…
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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Notification

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released (TLP:WHITE) Advisory 2020-008: Copy-paste compromises – tactics, techniques and procedures used to target multiple Australian networks. It can be found at: https://www.cyber.gov.au/threats/advisory-2020-008-copy-paste-compromises-tactics-techniques-and-procedures-used-target-multiple-australian-networks.   The actor has shown the capability to quickly leverage public exploit proof-of-concepts to target networks of interest and regularly conducts reconnaissance of target networks looking…
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Happy National Maritime Day!

Happy National Maritime Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IRPT would like to thank every port worker, every terminal worker, all of the Nation’s boat captains, their deck crews, our barge lines, and every American working in the Maritime industry. To each of you, YOU help power our Nation’s economy, YOU contribute to each of your communities overall economic health,…
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Transportation Workers are Essential Support Functions

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special…
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Protecting Inland Shores against Covid-19

On March 13th, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin in the wake of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are two (2) very important messages: Symptoms to look for, and Reporting illness requirements Vessel Reporting Requirements for Illness or Death An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting mariners…
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WRDA 2020 Members’ Day Hearing

The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will hold a Members’ Day Hearing to examine Members’ priorities in development of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). The hearing, which will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 am Eastern, is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight...…
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Dede Smith Joins Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals Team

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is excited to welcome Dede Smith to the IRPT staff as the new Deputy Director of IRPT. Ms. Smith began working for the association on January 2nd of 2020. Before joining the IRPT team, Dede held the position of Director of the Arkansas Waterways Commission for 2 ½…
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IRPT’s Response to DOT’s Request for Information: ROUTES Initiative

Many of you have reviewed the Department of Transportation’s request for information regarding the new ROUTES Initiative sent by IRPT today. Further, many of you have noticed that the ROUTES Initiative is to be coordinated by Federal Highway, Federal Transit, Federal Rail and Federal Aviation Administrations. IRPT believes that Maritime Administration should be included as...…
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