Posted: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Infrastructure Week (May 16-23, 2016) is a collaborative effort by businesses, civic groups, organizations, and other infrastructure stakeholders to bring awareness to the importance of infrastructure in our nation. Through events, advocacy, webinars, and social media taking place around the country, participants will bring attention to infrastructure. Infrastructure Week is the largest, most diverse, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to strengthening America by rebuilding our infrastructure. See how you can be involved at


CMTS Involvement: The CMTS is engaging in Infrastructure Week to support infrastructure within the Marine Transportation System (MTS). Follow us on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) to bring awareness to MTS infrastructure. You, too, can engage in the conversation using the Infrastructure Week hashtag #InfrastructureMatters. To learn more about the CMTS’s work in MTS infrastructure, visit our Infrastructure Investment Integrated Action Team webpage, and check out our newly released report on “A Ten-Year Prioritization of Infrastructure Needs in the U.S. Arctic.”

CMTS Speaker Series: Dennis Lambert (Chair, P3 Waterways Infrastructure Subcommittee, ASCE’s Coastal, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute) will provide an overview of his engagement with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Alternative Financing Team to evaluate and implement financing options, including P4’s. P4’s are Public-Public-Private Partnerships where USACE partners with local non-Federal, public project sponsors who have financing relationships with private sector investments. The event will take place at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters on May 24, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. To RSVP and for more information, please email Jaya Ghosh.

Resources for You: Below are resources that you can use during Infrastructure Week to engage with stakeholders on the importance of developing and supporting our marine transportation infrastructure. Please feel free to use them, along with other resources available on our website, to spread the message about the importance of the marine transportation system.

MTS Matters Infographic

MTS Infrastructure Matters Talking Points

MTS Fact Sheet

Sample of CMTS Resources

For questions or comments on how the CMTS can support your efforts during Infrastructure Week, please contact Jaya Ghosh.

“The Port is responsible for helping to move American goods, and people, around the country and around the world. That is how we will continue to rebuild our economy.” —Vice President Joe Biden at the Port of New Orleans, 2015

The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.