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

Now, the FAST Act will provide
long-term funding for transportation
projects of all kinds. This funding
includes just under $11 billion
dedicated to constructing freight
transportation facilities.
According to FAST literature, spending
will occur in two categories. The first
category will provide $4.5 billion for
discretionary grants for Projects of
Highway and Freight Significance. In
this category, only $500 million can be
spent on multimodal projects - such as
those important to ports.
The second category will fund freight.
The National Highway Freight Program,
as it is called, will make grants totaling
$6.3 billion over a period of five years.
The FAST Act also simplified federal
loan programs as well as regulations
with the goal of making it easier to
apply for and acquire funding for
complex transportation projects.
Within six months of the passage of
The FAST Act, the states had identified
6,202 freight projects and $259 billion
in project costs - this, according to
"The State of Freight II - Implementing
the FAST Act and Beyond," which
was published in November 2016
by the American Association of Port
Authorities (AAPA) and the American
Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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.
So 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, The 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.

A number of FAST grants will benefit
U.S. seaports, in the form of grants
via 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.

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.
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.

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

Along the way, the line connects to
the North American rail network for
manufacturing operations in Coos,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017

President’s Letter
Filling the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Expanded Panama Canal = Expanded Options
Capacity Concerns
FAST Act Impact
Cooperative Effort Provides Safe Havens for Drivers
Elaine Chao Returns to Washington as Secretary of Transportation
Industry Forecast
Regulatory Update
Is Your RFP Built to Source the Right ELD Solution?
Top 10
FSA Annual Conference
Retail Trends
As the World Returns
Stop Managing, Start Coaching
A B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeeding in an Unpredictable Business World
People Problems Prevented
Batory Food
Bongards Creameries
Operation Blessing
Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Save-A-Lot
Scotlynn
Sun-Maid
FSA Members
In the News…
Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - intro
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover1
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - cover2
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 3
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 4
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 8
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 10
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - President’s Letter
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 12
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 13
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Filling the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 15
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 16
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 17
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Expanded Panama Canal = Expanded Options
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 23
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 24
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 25
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 26
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Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 29
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 30
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 31
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Capacity Concerns
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 33
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 34
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 35
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 36
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 37
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 38
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 39
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 40
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 41
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FAST Act Impact
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 43
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 44
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 45
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 46
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Cooperative Effort Provides Safe Havens for Drivers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 48
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 49
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 50
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Elaine Chao Returns to Washington as Secretary of Transportation
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 52
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 53
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 54
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Industry Forecast
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 56
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 57
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Regulatory Update
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 59
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 60
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 61
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 62
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Is Your RFP Built to Source the Right ELD Solution?
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 64
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 65
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 66
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Top 10
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 68
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FSA Annual Conference
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 70
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 71
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 72
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 73
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Retail Trends
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 75
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 76
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 77
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - As the World Returns
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 79
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 80
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 81
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 82
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Stop Managing, Start Coaching
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 84
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 85
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - A B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeeding in an Unpredictable Business World
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 87
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - People Problems Prevented
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 89
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 90
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 91
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 92
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Batory Food
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 94
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Bongards Creameries
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 96
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Operation Blessing
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 98
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 100
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Save-A-Lot
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 102
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Scotlynn
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Sun-Maid
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - FSA Members
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 106
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - In the News…
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 109
Food Shippers of America - Spring/Summer 2017 - 110
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