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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

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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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Dear Congress: We Matter Too

Dear Congress, A few words from the inland ports and terminals, and the smaller coastal ports, all of whom serve the 12,000 miles of navigable waterways of the United States. First, let us say that we are indeed grateful for all that you have done and continue to do to support our nation’s inland and…
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Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders

Contact: Miranda Cook mcook@irpt.net (618) 468-3011 Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals to Honor Industry Leaders Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is proud to announce that they will be honoring regional leaders of the inland river transportation system at its National Annual Meeting being held in Baton Rouge next month.…
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From our friends at National Waterways Conference News Alert – FY20 USACE Budget Released March 13, 2019

In a press conference at headquarters yesterday, the senior leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laid out the details of the FY2020 budget for the Civil Works program. On hand were the Honorable RD James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works); LTG Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers; MG Scott…
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The Panama Canal Board of Directors has named their next Panama Canal Administrator

February 15, 2019 The Panama Canal Board of Directors announced today the selection of Dr. Ricaurte Vasquez Morales as the next Panama Canal Administrator. Dr. Vasquez will take office on September 4, 2019, succeeding current Administrator Jorge L. Quijano, who has been at the helm of the waterway since 2012. The decision was made by…
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Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard

Missouri River Stakeholders Meet with Corps, Coast Guard If there’s one thing Missouri River stakeholders want shippers to know, it’s that the river is open for business and has been for a long time. That statement was recurrent throughout the one-day meeting held in Kansas City, Mo., February 13.Approximately 150 attendees—the best-attended meeting for the…
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Save The Date – Missouri River Navigator’s Meeting

Save The Date – Missouri River Navigator’s Meeting February 12 & 13, 2019 February 12th: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm:       Half Day meeting for Corps, US Coast Guard and Current Missouri River Navigators 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm:               IRPT Missouri River Basin meeting (RSVP required) 6:30 pm:                Industry Reception – Open to All February…
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USACE P3 Webinars: December 11 and 12

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting a series of webinars on the establishment of a public private partnership (P3) pilot program. The webinars will address the request for information on conceptual P3s with USACE Civil Works projects that will be open to the public by January 2019. The Assistant Secretary of…
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Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding

Senate Bill to Equal Competition for Grant Funding U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill (S.3587) to improve the nation’s freight systems by making key investments in ports, railways and intermodal hubs by changing the funding arrangements in the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, which was created as part of Fixing…
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