February 4, 2014


The Honorable Anthony Foxx

Secretary of Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation

1200 New Jersey Ave, SE

Washington, DC 20590

Dear Secretary Foxx,

We, the members of the North Atlantic Ports Association, resolved during our last semi-annual meeting to ask our leaders in Washington “to utilize existing federal programs in support of the rapid development of the Marine Highway System to ease roadway corridor congestion, reduce infrastructure costs, provide for improved safety and security, and to have a positive environmental impact to the benefit of the general public.”  Further, the resolution calls for the development of a National Ports Strategy to better integrate the marine highway system into our national surface transportation strategy, network and policies.  We believe that the resources necessary to achieve these objectives exist within the budget of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

We respectfully request that the U.S. Department of Transportation focus its efforts, and apply the necessary resources, to support the achievement of these objectives.  I have attached a copy of the formal resolution, adopted unanimously by the Board of Directors of the North Atlantic Ports Association, for your information.

We would be pleased to discuss the substance of the resolution at your convenience.  In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.



Capt. F. Bradley Wellock




Captain F Bradley Wellock

Executive Director

North Atlantic Ports Association Inc.

205 North Street

Walpole, MA 02081

(774) 357-9780


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