IANA Encouraged with Bipartisan Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
CALVERTON, MD, November 8, 2021 – The Intermodal Association of North America welcomes the bipartisan passage of the $1.2 trillion legislative package which includes $567 billion allocated specifically for preparing the nation’s freight supply chain for the future. IANA is also pleased that the legislation includes the establishment of an Office of Multimodal Freight Infrastructure and Policy in the Department of Transportation, among other items, which will provide coordination for advancing major freight projects.
“After many years of deliberations, the nation is now prepared to invest in its stressed and aging infrastructure,” said Dr. Noel Hacegaba, chairman of IANA’s Board of Directors and deputy executive director of the Port of Long Beach. “As the nation’s freight supply chain continues its explosive growth, this unprecedented commitment will allow the US economy to grow well into the future. We look forward to working with Congress and the Biden Administration on this once-in-a-generation opportunity.”
IANA’s roster of corporate members includes railroads, ocean carriers, ports, intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, intermodal marketing and logistic companies, and suppliers to the industry. This roster gives IANA a unique position within the intermodal community, one which is authoritative, holistic and able to affect change that benefits everyone. IANA consistently supports the shared needs, interests, and goals of its diverse members – regardless of mode or function – with business solutions, education, and networking opportunities.