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funding comes from state grants and the
port's general revenue funds.

Massachusetts Port
Authority

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
the Fostering Advancements in Shipping
and Transportation for the Long-term
Achievement of National Efficiencies
(FASTLANE). The FASTLANE program was established in the FAST Act
to fund critical freight and highway
projects across the country, and there
has been one round of grants with the
FASTLANE program to date.
"So far, 18 grants have been awarded,
and five of those grants went to ports,"
says John Young, director of freight and
surface transportation policy at AAPA.
In this first call for FASTLANE grants,
USDOT received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants - with
states and localities requesting more
than 13 times more funding than was
available through FASTLANE.
These five port grants account for
one-third of the total number of grants
awarded so far. That suggests how
important the FAST Act is and will be
to ports.
Here's a more detailed look at how
four of those ports - The Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey; the Port
of Coos Bay in Oregon; Georgia Ports
Authority; and the Massachusetts Port
Authority or Massport - succeeded in
capturing the attention of the USDOT
and how they intend to use their
grant money.

The Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey
The Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey is receiving $10,672,590 in
FASTLANE funding for two projects. In
the first project, the port will construct
improvements for its wholly-owned

short-line railroad, New York New Jersey
Rail, LLC. This will include an additional
lead track that will improve efficiency for
rail switching and interchange operations.
In the second project, in Brooklyn, the
Port Authority will improve the transload
facilities at the 65th Street Rail Yard. "We
have not spent any money on these projects so far," says Steve Coleman, deputy
director, media relations for the port. "We
are working with our federal partner, the
Maritime Administration, to finalize our
grant agreement, which will obligate our
funds and allow us to proceed."
Coleman goes on to note that the
FASTLANE grant along with Port
Authority capital funding will be sufficient
to complete the work.

Within the Massachusetts Port Authority,
the Conley Container Terminal features
1,950 feet of continuous berth and spans
100 acres. Nearly 60 acres currently support containerized cargo operations, while a
30-acre area services reefers and equipment
repair and storage.
Recently, the terminal underwent a
major makeover involving several million
dollars in improvements. That work continues today, and the FAST Act is helping
to pay for it.
"Massport is grateful for the awarding
of a $42 million FASTLANE grant that
is helping to maintain and modernize the
Terminal," says Kelly Smith, media relations
manager for the port. "The FASTLANE
grant is part of a larger funding program,

Port of Coos Bay, Oregon
In 2007, the railroad serving the Port of
Coos Bay was shut down, due to problems
in the tunnels serving the port. The rail line
runs 134 miles and connects Coquille, Ore.,
to Eugene, Ore.
Along the way, the line connects to the
North American rail network for manufacturing operations in Coos, Douglas and
Lane counties. It also connects to marine
terminals in the Coos Bay harbor and provides opportunities for domestic and international trade.
"In 2009, the Port of Coos Bay acquired
the tunnels and set about rehabilitating
them," says Fred Jacquot, director of port
development. "The tunnels will link the
port to the national transportation system."
The cost for the tunnel rehabilitation
is expected to total $19.5 million, continues Jacquot. That number includes an $11
million FASTLANE grant. The rest of the

CBR loaded 7,435 rail cars for 2016. That's
equivalent to about 24,536 truck loads.
Photo: Port of Coos Bay

Tunnel 19 on the rail line is one of the main
tunnels Port of Coos Bay will rehabilitate in
its tunnel rehabilitation project.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Seaports Magazine - Spring 2017

AAPA Headquarters
From the President’s Desk
Ports’ Power as Conveners
FAST Act Impact
Following Up on the Funding Trail
Infrastructure Coordination: Competing Globally, Acting Locally
A Digital Vision of Leadership: Using Technology to Improve the Supply Chain in Los Angeles
XXV Latin American Congress of Ports
Every American, Every Day is Impacted by Port Activities
LED Lighting – The Right Choice for Ports?
Index of Advertisers
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