Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org en Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-promotes-infrastructure-plan-syracuse <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) has put together a wide-ranging program that would invest in central New York’s infrastructure, ranging from fixing crumbling roads and bridges to bringing high speed rail to the area. He says there has to be a mindset change in Washington for this to happen.<br /> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:17:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57789 at http://wrvo.org Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues http://wrvo.org/post/leaders-discuss-oswego-county-infrastructure-issues <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) says Oswego County is in a prime position to grow economically, but needs some help improving the infrastructure to do that.</p><p>The Democrat, whose district includes Syracuse and part of Oswego County, recently held a roundtable on infrastructure at the Port of Oswego.</p><p>Maffei and fellow Rep Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have helped secure funding for rail improvements at the port. This time the topics of discussion were not only expanding roads and rail lines, but replacing water and sewer lines and better rural broadband access.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54942 at http://wrvo.org Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/ice-st-lawrence-seaway-delays-shipping-season-port-oswego <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:28:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54458 at http://wrvo.org Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego Port of Oswego poised for economic growth http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-poised-economic-growth <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:16:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53628 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego poised for economic growth Port of Oswego receives new equipment http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-receives-new-equipment <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:06:49 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50282 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego receives new equipment Money for port and canal upgrades passes House http://wrvo.org/post/money-port-and-canal-upgrades-passes-house <p> More federal dollars being available to make upgrades to ports and waterways in upstate New York is closer to reality as the <a href="http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda" target="_blank">Water Resources Reform and Development Act</a>, or WRRDA, passed the House of Representatives last night.</p><p>The bill frees up $8.2 billion in funds for water infrastructure upgrades. It also defunds never-implemented projects worth $12 billion and streamlines applications and approvals of funding.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:28:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46126 at http://wrvo.org Money for port and canal upgrades passes House Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems http://wrvo.org/post/increase-barges-coming-through-oswego-causes-unanticipated-problems <p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:19:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42744 at http://wrvo.org Increase in barges coming through Oswego causes unanticipated problems Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-want-federal-dollars-freed-port-oswego <p></p><p>The federal government has an $8 billion harbor maintenance trust fund, but only $8 million of that has allocated for spending in this year's budget.</p><p>Central New York's congressmen are calling for more of that money to be released in order to pay for upgrades to the Port of Oswego and other shipping hubs. The money isn't being spent in order to make the budget deficit look smaller, they charge.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:48:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42328 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Hanna want federal dollars freed for Port of Oswego Port of Oswego shifts its business from water to land http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-shifts-its-business-water-land <p></p><p>Jonathan Daniels warns it's about to get real loud just as a fork lift drops a huge block of aluminum. Sure enough, the block creates a thud as the forklift goes back to pick up another piece.</p><p>Daniels, the executive director of the Port of Oswego, is making his rounds. Despite the port's prime real estate at the end of the Oswego Canal and the first deep water port on Lake Ontario for ships coming in from the St. Lawrence Seaway, there aren't any ships docked here this day.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:10:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40264 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego shifts its business from water to land 20 year high expected for commercial traffic on canals http://wrvo.org/post/20-year-high-expected-commercial-traffic-canals <p>While often seen as an economic lifeline of another era, New York's canals are poised to have a big year for moving freight; almost two centuries after goods were first transported on the upstate New York waterway. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:13:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 37390 at http://wrvo.org 20 year high expected for commercial traffic on canals Schumer wants federal funds to upgrade Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-wants-federal-funds-upgrade-port-oswego <p>The Port of Oswego could be in line for some business-boosting help from the federal government. Sen. Charles Schumer is hoping to use his clout to get some help to keep the port growing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:49:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33577 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants federal funds to upgrade Port of Oswego The Great Lakes Week http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-week <p>John Weeks discusses the events of the 1984 Great Lakes Week. This festival included Native American storytelling, water sports, film screenings and concerts.WeeksThis essay describes the activities and goals of this free (and now extinct) celebration. Weeks explains how each citizen should be well aware of the history and uses of the 193 mile-long Lake Ontario.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:03:48 +0000 John Weeks 23148 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego explains its financial outlook http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-explains-its-financial-outlook <p>An audit of the Port of Oswego shows a loss of over a million dollars last year. But officials say that number is misleading and doesn&#39;t tell the whole story.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:19:55 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22513 at http://wrvo.org Developer pitches floating mega-complex for Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/developer-pitches-floating-mega-complex-port-oswego <p>Two developers are proposing to construct a massive floating building on Lake Ontario that would incorporate residential space, science labs, and entertainment and business venues. The city of Oswego is considering this fantastic vision for inside its harbor&rsquo;s break wall.</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:44:08 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21662 at http://wrvo.org Maritime shipping officials say new ballast water regulations could cripple industry http://wrvo.org/post/maritime-shipping-officials-say-new-ballast-water-regulations-could-cripple-industry <p>Even as local officials forecast a robust and growing economic impact from maritime shipping, they warn that impact worth many billions of dollars is threatened with extinction. As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, the shipping industry says the culprit would be the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:57:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 9591 at http://wrvo.org Study shows Port of Oswego has large regional economic impact http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-port-oswego-has-large-regional-economic-impact <p>The Port of Oswego Authority and Saint Lawrence&nbsp;Seaway officials are celebrating the release of a first-of-its kind report on the economic impact of shipping in the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence system.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:56:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8845 at http://wrvo.org