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With 10 days to go until funding for highway and transit programs runs out, a motion to proceed with debate was defeated as Democrats claimed they hadn’t been given enough time to read the details of the 1,030-page multi-year bill unveiled Tuesday morning.
Debate continued in the Senate Thursday on a multi-year surface transportation bill that would fund investment in highway, bridge and transit infrastructure, but House lawmakers disagree on how to pay for the measure.
The Federal Maritime Commission found the Northwest Seaport Alliance is not likely to reduce competition or result in an unreasonable increase in cost or reduction in service.
The MacArthur Lock, one of the two actively used locks that enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes, will be closed for at least 10 days due to a malfunctioning gate.
Brent crude, considered by most analysts to be the global benchmark for oil prices, fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since January amid slowing demand growth and growing global oversupply.
The Maritime Administration's hoarding of proceeds from vessel sales, refusal to distribute maritime heritage grant funds and continued stonewalling of FOIA requests presents a troubling picture. And it’s not one of a transparent agency.