Sep 19 2007

Shelby Announces $4.76 Million for Alabama State Port Authority

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $4,760,000 to the Alabama State Port Authority in Mobile. These funds will be used for the Alabama State Docks Intermodel Facility Project.

“The Alabama State Docks has the potential to become one of our nation’s most economically viable ports due to its proximity to emerging trade routes in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Shelby. “These funds will allow Alabama to modernize and expand its current dockside facilities to ready the docks for increased traffic and freight cargo.”

In addition to this funding, Senator Shelby was able to secure $5.173 million for the Alabama State Docks in the fiscal year 2008 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill.  This legislation was approved by the Senate and will now go to a conference committee with the House of Representatives.