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Title AAPA Campaign Urges Congress to Fully Fund Freight Provisions in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill This Fall
Date Posted 10/1/2015
Description The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) said its members would push for full funding of critical freight mobility provisions in legislation that Congress is expected to finalize this fall, known as the surface transportation bill. The Senate in July passed a six-year transportation bill, the DRIVE Act (H.R. 22), and the House will begin deliberations this month. AAPA's "Freight: Keep it Moving" campaign (#FreightKeepItMoving) will activate industry leaders and educate lawmakers from key Congressional districts about the importance of landside infrastructure at U.S. seaports, which are increasingly vital for job creation, global competitiveness and the health of the nation's economy. With port activity accounting for more than a quarter of the entire U.S. economy, it's critical that seaports have seamless links to other segments of the nation's freight transportation network. AAPA plans to deliver the urgent message to Congress that fully funding landside seaport connections is required to keep freight moving for American manufacturers, workers, farmers, consumers and communities nationwide.

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