>America’s Marine Highway Program

>The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) published its final rule implementing America’s Marine Highway Program. The program allows the Secretary of Transportation to designate marine highway corridors and identify and support short sea transportation projects to expand domestic water transportation services as an alternative means of moving containerized and wheeled freight cargoes; mitigate the economic, environmental, and energy costs of landside congestion; integrate the marine highway into the transportation process; and research improvements in efficiencies and environmental sustainability.