White House Expedites US Port Expansion Projects

Law360, Los Angeles (July 19, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that his administration is fast-tracking the expansion of five major U.S. ports, including two in potential swing-state Florida, as part of a broader initiative to expedite dozens of infrastructure projects.

The Port of Jacksonville, the Port of Miami, the Port of Savannah, the Port of New York and New Jersey, and the Port of Charleston will all be the subject of seven modernization projects, the White House said. Thursday's announcement stems from an executive order from March aimed at streamlining the...
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