The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to nine Marine Highway projects, the agency said this week.
The funding is for fiscal year 2020 and will be provided by MARAD's America's Marine Highway Program, which supports efforts to manage increasing freight volumes and reduce traffic congestion, working with public and private stakeholders.
"The America's Marine Highway Program is dedicated to expanding the use of our inland waterways for freight movement," Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby said in a January 7 statement. "This round of grant funding will be used to continue that expansion and ensure that our waterways are used effectively."
The grants will go to the following projects, according to the agency: