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Port Infrastructure & Development

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INFRASTRUCTURE transport spoke to the importance of Olmsted ? nally coming Moreover, the USACE recommends working with the on line. Deb Calhoun is Senior Vice President for WCI and she Corps’ Walla Walla Cost Engineering Center of Expertise perhaps said it best when she said, “The opening of Olmsted to develop, sooner not later, dependable costs and timelines. will represent true modernization on the inland waterways and Changes to ? nal design need input from contractors. Plans will provide reliability and operational consistency that com- developed by government architects and engineers had little mercial carriers and shippers have waited a long time for.” input from contractors and changes led to delays and cost in-

Reliability and consistency are highlighted, repeatedly, by creases. To that end, projects expected to take more than ? ve

WCI members. Dan Mecklenborg is Senior Vice President years need an annual review to monitor: and Chief Legal Of? cer and Secretary at Ingram Barge Com- • Staf

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