FOR RELEASE - June 4, 2015
Contact: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director, email@example.com
American Association of Port Authorities
Phone: (202) 792-4033
From U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx:
Mobile, Alabama, has one of the largest, most productive ports in the country –a port that is pumping billions of dollars into Alabama’s economy every year. The Port of Mobile has a container terminal linked up with five railroads, two highways, and 15,000 miles of waterways.
Mobile is not alone in enjoying the benefits of a major port. According to a recent study, America’s seaports generated $4.6 trillion in total economic activity and supported 23 million jobs in 2014.
Which sounds like good news. But alarmingly, a survey entitled The State of Freight, released the same day by the Association of American Port Authorities identified a current need of $29 billion in port infrastructure investment to be able to handle projected freight volumes...
Learn more on USDOT's Fast Lane blog.