Transportation

House Passage of WRDA Reauthorization Bill

By a vote of 399-25, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization bill, supported by … Read More »

Shippers Urging Action to Avoid Disruptions from Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

The American Soybean Assocation (ASA) and several ag organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker urging engagement with the South … Read More »

Final Venue Set for WOTUS Challenges

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied states’ latest bid to have their challenges to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule heard by … Read More »

Soy Growers Testify on Rail Shipper Issues

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee held a field hearing on rail shipper issues in Sioux Falls, S.D. that focused on implementation of the Surface … Read More »

West Coast Longshore Union Agrees to Early Contract Renegotiations

Delegates of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) working at West Coast ports voted last week to enter into discussions with representatives of the … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Early Negotiations on Next West Coast Port Labor Contract

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was one of 128 organizations that signed a letter to the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific … Read More »

STB Addresses Competitive Switching, Other Rail Oversight Issues

Last week the Surface Transportation Board (STB) proposed new regulations regarding competitive switching on railroads, which if adopted would give shippers who are served by … Read More »

Committee Passes 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Reauthorization Bill

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee recently marked-up their 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization bill and it is now ready to go to … Read More »

Senate Passes Robust Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

Last week the U.S. Senate voted 90-8 to approve their Fiscal Year 2017 Energy & Water appropriations bill, which provides funding for inland waterways infrastructure … Read More »

Senate Committee Releases Draft WRDA Bill

The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee this week released a draft two-year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization bill, scheduled for mark-up on … Read More »