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Contents Federal Update ..................................................2 Freight Reports ...............................................25 2012-2014 Yearly Traffic Totals ........................25 State Legislative Update..................................29 Sustainability News ........................................31 Port News .......................................................35 People in the News .........................................37 In Brief ............................................................41 Welcome New Members .................................43 Intermodal Calendar .......................................47 Cover image courtesy of Port of Long Beach Intermodal Insights is published monthly by the Intermodal Association of North America for the benefit of its members. Contents cannot be reproduced without the express written permission of the Intermodal Association of North America. Intermodal Insights is a registered trademark of the Intermodal Association of North America. All rights reserved. recess and as the federal highway fund's balance neared zero. Federal Update "Americans deserve a multiyear transportation bill..." Highways Funded, for Short Term With a short-term patch keeping federal highway funding in place through May, Congress has bought additional time to agree upon a longerterm solution. H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, was signed into law Aug. 8 by President Barack Obama, following July 31 Senate passage of the House plan for keeping the Highway Trust Fund solvent for 10 months via $10.9 billion in fund transfers and accounting procedures. The approval of H.R. 5021, now Public Law No. 113-159 - which may be read online at www.govtrack.us/ congress/bills/113/hr5021 - came on the eve of the August congressional - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Although various industry and political groups expressed relief that a short-term fix was agreed upon, there has been emphasis upon the importance of Congress passing longterm successor authorization legislation to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21, enacted in 2012. President Obama continues to tout the administration's four-year, $302 billion proposal for transportation funding, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx commented, "Americans deserve a multiyear transportation bill that provides the certainty that businesses and communities deserve, Federal Update - continued on page 39 Paul Scott Abbott, Editor Send press releases and letters to the editor to insights@intermodal.org by the 10th of the month to be considered for inclusion in the next issue. Maggie Miller, Advertising Sales 301-982-3400, ext. 350 maggie.miller@intermodal.org Joanne F. Casey, President & CEO EM Station is a mobile smartphone application that makes intermodal event reporting simple from a cloud-based, secure platform. It enables immediate updates to the trucking company dispatcher, 3PL/IMC, or even the customer. We integrate the data with your back-end systems so that statuses can be delivered via email, internet or EDI. INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 1100 Calverton, MD 20705-4048 301-982-3400 * Fax: 301-982-4815 www.intermodal.org valvora.com/em_station l 1.877.250.1772 Valvora is a division of PS Technology, Inc. 2 Intermodal Insights | September 2014 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5021 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5021 http://www.valvora.com/em_station http://www.intermodal.org http://www.valvora.com/em_station

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