US ports, freight network get federal funding boost

Amid a renewed focus from the Trump administration to pass an infrastructure bill, there are encouraging signs elsewhere that Congress will increase spending on the nation’s freight network. Congress tripled the amount going to a popular grant program, and the money – which is headed to US ports for maintenance dredging and jetty work – is a record $1.4 billion, through the fiscal 2018 appropriations bills signed by President Donald Trump on March 23.

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