NEWS BITTS – Feds seek to establish national marine highway network

The federal government will establish a new national network of marine highways to help move cargo and cut congestion on some of the nation’s busiest highways, according to the Department of Transportation. The agency’s “Marine Highways” initiative calls for the selection and designation of key maritime inland and coastal maritime corridors as marine highways. These routes will be eligible for up to $25?million in existing federal capital construction funds, as well as a portion of $1.7?billion in federal highway congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ)?funds.

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