‘Top Priority’ Marseilles Gate Repairs Require Drawdown
Commercial navigation through Marseilles Lock and Dam on the Illinois River was reopened with speed and wake restrictions May 4, nearly two weeks after seven barges broke loose from a tow and slammed into the dam on April 18 during high water. Vessel operators must contact the Coast Guard at least one hour...
Pittsburgh Port Seeks Partners For ‘Wireless Waterways’
For the last year, the Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) has been building an innovative wireless broadband network along the rivers in Pittsburgh. Now, the commission is looking for partners to explore new applications for transportation...
GAO Report Slams TWIC Implementation
Washington, D.C.—The Government Accountability Office’s latest assessment of the results of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) reader pilot program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found the test results to be “incomplete, inaccurate and unreliable for informing Congress...
Despite Wet Spring, Missouri Runoff Projected To Be Below Normal
Despite wetter-than-normal conditions across much of the upper Missouri River basin during April, colder-than-normal temperatures kept runoff below normal by slowing the melt of the plains and mountain snowpack,...
GNOBFA Seminar Called One Of Best In History
The organizers of the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association’s annual seminar—one of the barge industry’s most respected gatherings—praised this year’s group of attendees for their courtesy and audience participation. Moderator and GNOBFA seminar organizer Maurice Hebert called the group “one of the best...
WJ Editorial: Hearings Proceed On Water Resources Development Act