ASCE October 2019 Luncheon
The Engineering Center of St. Louis
4359 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
October 8, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mary C. Lamie, P.E. - Vice President of Multimodal Enterprises, Bi-State Development
St. Louis Regional Freightway: Bi-State Collaboration is Helping Grow the Freight Economy
Recent improvements and expansions for the Panama and Suez Canals, in addition to the significant growth of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports has heightened the importance of pushing freight further into the United States. The St. Louis region is in a key position to benefit from this growth, and has been working to establish relationships with a number of partners seeking to take advantage of the region's freight assets. Newest partnerships for the St. Louis region include Port Plaquemines Harbor & Terminal District in southern Louisiana (2018) and the Port of Savannah (2019). These growing ports consider the St. Louis region to be a key import/export market for containerized cargo, creating the opportunity to expand manufacturing and logistics industries. As the region prepares for this expansion, the St. Louis Regional Freightway has been working closely to develop public-private partnerships with Class I railroads, port and barge operators, the trucking industry, airports, manufacturers and site selectors which has resulted in record-setting infrastructure investment.