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eNews • April 1, 2011
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Did You Know?

Annual expenditures in U.S. for all transportation modes: $75.6 billion

  • $66.7 billion: Highways & Roads ($30 billion from federal government; $36.7 billion from state & local government)
  • $6.4 billion: Freight railroads (privately financed)
  • $2.5 billion: Ports, Harbors, & Interior Waterways

Source: Texas Transportation Institute

Japanese Ports Reopen

Japanese Ports Reopen

All Japanese ports affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country on March 11 have now reopened, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

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Biggest ships a challenge for U.S. ports

Biggest ships a challenge for U.S. ports

Maersk Line’s order last month for 18,000-TEU ships raises the specter that 12,000-13,000 TEU ships could eventually be “cascaded” into the transpacific trade.

But such behemoths would trigger a whole new set of challenges for terminals on the U.S. West Coast.

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UP unveils plant-to-port service for ag products

UP unveils plant-to-port service for ag products

Union Pacific Railroad has launched a plant-to-port transportation and transload service offering agricultural product transfers from covered hopper unit trains directly to containers at the Class I’s Yermo, California facility. 

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Three senators unveil BUILD Act to create national infrastructure bank

Three senators unveil BUILD Act to create national infrastructure bank

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced a bill that would establish an infrastructure bank to help repair, modernize and expand the nation’s transportation, water and energy infrastructure.

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AAR: U.S. freight roads achieved safest-ever year in 2010

AAR: U.S. freight roads achieved safest-ever year in 2010

Preliminary 2010 data shows U.S. freight railroads marked their safest year in history by registering record-low train accident and employee casualty rates, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). 

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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