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Ports Primer: A1. Federal Role in the Marine Transportation System

1.0 Ports Primer Home   2.0 The Role of Ports   3.0 How Ports Work   4.0 Port-Community Relations   5.0 Land Use and Transportation   6.0 Local and Regional Economy   7.0 Environmental Impacts   8.0 Tools and Resources   9.0 Appendix   Glossary   Endnotes

The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (MTS) has developed a compendium addressing federal programs in the MTS and an accompanying Compendium of Federal Programs in the MTSset of online resources. According to the Committee, the compendium represents “the first-ever categorical matrix of programs and functions for the 35 Federal Departments, agencies, and bureaus engaged with the MTS.” The following resources are available online:

  • A Compendium of Federal Programs in the MTS – A resource guide to the roles, responsibilities and interests of the 11 federal agencies involved in the MTS.
  • Accompanying Matrices – A set of matrices with varying degrees of detail that outline the interests and responsibilities of the 11 federal agencies involved in the MTS. For an example, view the simplest matrix below. For more detailed matrices, follow the link and explore online.
  • Federal Funding Handbook for Marine Transportation Infrastructure – A resource of federal funding sources for marine transportation.

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Educational Matrix

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