Port of Morrow approved for Marine Highway Designation

BOARDMAN — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Friday it approved the Port of Morrow for a Marine Highway Designation, which enables the port to expand its barge service and makes it eligible to apply for federal funding.

The approval came after the port’s request that included bipartisan support from the state’s Democratic U.S. senators, Sen. Jeff Merkely and Sen. Ron Wyden, along with Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River. Of the 34 issued around the country, this is just the third such designation awarded to projects on the West Coast.

“We are incredibly thankful for the designation for MARAD

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