The National Waterways Foundation report released this month on U.S. waterways’ economic competitiveness is very timely, coming as it does after news about ramped-up investment in U.S. waterways infrastructure. Americans have short attention spans, especially in this age of social media, and it’s easy for public attention to move on once Congress devotes resources to a problem.
The report identifies “two main threats to these strategic trade and military advantages. First, underinvestment in the system’s infrastructure, maintenance, and operations has degraded the service levels on the rivers, making it less reliable and less competitive.”
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