The Florida Ports Council released the following statement on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing the transportation package.
‚ÄúThe Florida Ports Council is encouraged by the passage of the surface transportation bill by Congress,‚ÄĚ stated Doug Wheeler, president of the Florida Ports Council.
‚ÄúThe included provisions such as continuation of SAFETEA-LU‚Äôs Projects of National and Regional Significance program and the establishment of a national freight policy, are a good beginning, but our country still has a long way to go in recognizing the importance of adequate transportation infrastructure. We are optimistic that our leaders can provide more action on releasing Harbor Maintenance funds for their intended purpose in the future.‚ÄĚ
Dredging Today Staff, July 2, 2012