Senate Passes Texas Port Expansion Act

The Texas Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 28, the Texas Port Expansion Act, authored by Senator Brandon Creighton and co-authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, to provide opportunities for investments and enhancements at Texas Ports.

“Texas ports are estimated to be responsible for 25 percent of Texas’ gross domestic product,” said Kolkhorst. “Our ports are essential to the state’s economy, and specifically our manufacturing and energy industries. That’s why I am proud to co-author, and pass the Texas Port Expansion Act.”

Senate Bill 28 clarifies that Texas Mobility Funds can only be used for construction or improvements of public roadways that will improve connectivity to ports.

The legislation creates a ship channel improvement fund to assist in the port deepening and widening projects.

The recently passed Senate budget also includes $40 million supporting the development of roadways to transport goods to and from the ports.

Spanning nearly a third of the Texas coastline, Senator Kolkhorst’s district includes the ports of Bay City, Calhoun, Victoria and West Calhoun, the most of any Texas lawmaker.

Senate Bill 28 now moves to the Texas House for consideration.

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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