U.S. Senator Todd
Young, R-Ind, visited the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Wednesday.
Young, a member of
the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has worked
closely with the State of Indiana to ensure the success of Indiana’s ports.
are an important asset that help Hoosier businesses sell to the world,”
Young said. “It’s important for Congress to craft policies and invest in the
infrastructure to help them thrive. Burns Harbor in particular is an
economic engine for the Northwest Indiana, and I look forward to our
Young has worked on
several issues in support of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor during his
time in the Senate, including supporting the Port’s application for a U.S.
Department of Transportation FASTLANE grant. Young has also supported
policies to promote the continued success of Great Lakes commerce by
fighting for regulatory certainty for Great Lakes users, advocated on behalf
of crucial dredging and restoration projects in Northwest Indiana, and urged
the Army Corps’ to conduct an expeditious review of the Soo Lock project to
provide for the efficient flow of goods on Lake Michigan.
at Indiana’s three ports contribute $7.8 billion per year to the state
economy and support 60,000 jobs. The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is home to
30 businesses, is designed to quickly and efficiently transport products by
truck, rail, barge or ship, and annually services approximately 100 ships,
400 barges, 300,000 trucks, 12,000 railcars, and 200 laker vessels.