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MoDOT: Improving Multimodal Transportation Options

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 Transportation, said this week. Instead, McKenna said in an interview with The…
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Straight Talk with Sam: Investing in infrastructure

February 9, 2021: Maryville Forum The Mississippi River is more than just a river. The waterway connects North Missouri and the Midwest to the rest of America and the rest of the world. It’s estimated that roughly 60 percent of all grain that American farmers export is shipped down the Mississippi River. It isn’t just…
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Economic Impact of Inland Waterways on Illinois

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals (IRPT) has partnered with the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to promote the economic impact on the Nation’s Inland Waterways. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has released waterways profiles for the economic impact of the inland waterways for states including Illinois. Ranked 8th in the nation with 1,100 miles of navigable…
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IRPT Upper Mississippi River Basin Meeting

IRPT Upper Mississippi River Basin Meeting Join us for a webinar on Sep 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT. Please register here: Register now! IRPT is a trade association for the nation’s inland waterway, port, and terminal professionals. Our mission is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminal professionals to improve their businesses…
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America’s Central Port Awarded $1.26 Million Grant for Container on Barge & Intermodal Equipment

June 16, 2020: America’s Central Port The United States has a versatile and expansive network of navigable waterways including: rivers, bays, channels, coasts, the Great Lakes, open-ocean routes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway System. In 2007, the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD), created the Marine Highway Program to help maintain and enhance “America’s Marine Highway,” as…
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Introducing IRPT’s Mobile App

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) has a mobile app that will allow us to push vital information regarding each of the basins to industry users. The ability to communicate quickly to all users of water transportation so they can make key decisions about operations in situations where scheduled or unscheduled maintenance activities and…
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