Barge Industry Calls for More Federal Funding

by Steve Wagner on December 7, 2011

Several barge companies–including Ingram Barge Company of Nashville and Canal Barge Company of New Orleans–have started a public relations campaign touting the efficiency and sustainability of moving freight by barge on the nation’s waterways.

Barge companies say rivers big and small need an estimated $8 billion worth of work. They hope to convince Americans that’s a relatively small price for keeping a valuable mode of transportation afloat.

For the rest of the story, visit National Public Radio.

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