Inland barge industry to NPR: We’re ‘like railroads but better’

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — America’s barge industry is entering the spotlight in an effort to win more federal dollars, National Public Radio reported. Waterborne infrastructure needs an estimated $8 billion worth of work. The industry said barge transportation is “like railroads but better.” One critic argues that private business should pay for the improvements.
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By Professional Mariner Staff