Friday, September 21, 2018

Bill Passage Funds Coos Bay Infrastructure

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will receive close to $7 million toward maintaining the federal navigation channel and related infrastructure in the Coos Bay Harbor, thanks to the recent passage of HR 5895.

The port praised the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee ranking member and Congressman Peter DeFazio, who has been advocating for the port’s multimodal infrastructure and the state’s transportation systems.

“Maintaining our maritime assets is crucial in retaining and promoting international trade in southwestern Oregon,” according to the port’s website. “The forestry industry in our port district supports thousands of jobs both directly and indirectly, meaning that the international trade through the maritime terminals in our harbor is critical in sustaining the local economy. Through his efforts on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congressman DeFazio is ensuring existing and future businesses in Oregon can thrive.”