Optimism on waterway reforms
Think Different Spending on U.S. Corps of Engineers projects was $70 per person in 1936 and $56 per person in 1966. Over the past two decades, it has averaged $18 per person. Since 2000, shippers have seen a twofold increase in scheduled lock closures, a three-fold increase in unscheduled closures, and a 50% increase in down time.