Why We Need to Invest in Our Ports Infrastructure, in 90 Seconds:
Investing in our nation’s infrastructure will result in economic growth for the country, and good-paying jobs for Americans.
In order to more efficiently accommodate massive post-panamax ships, the United States needed to widen and deepen many of its channels and harbors. TIGER grants have channeled federal transportation funding directly to 38 port projects in 22 states designed to increase efficiency and grow the economy. President Obama has proposed new investments in transportation infrastructure to jump-start job creation & build a 21st century American economy.
Listen to the Vice President explain why we need to invest in America’s ports