Railroad drawbridge breakdown closes the Tennessee River

Friday, December 11th, 2015

December 11, 2015 Railroad drawbridge breakdown closes the Tennessee River Our region’s economy is being adversely affected as a result of a lack of modernization of our aging transportation infrastructure. The century old L&N Railroad drawbridge over the Tennessee River near New Johnsonville, Tennessee suffered a mechanical failure of critical operating components on the morning […]

Oct. 13, 2015 TRVA 49th Annual Meeting PPT Slides

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Powerpoint Slides from the TRVA 49th Annual Meeting on October 13, 2015 are now available. Don Getty PM KY & Chick Lock projects: TRVA KY and Chick October 2015 Brad Bishop USACE Nav Branch: TRVA Navigation Brief October 2015-nav branch LCDR Doug Salik MSD Nashville: CG Nashville TRVA mtg 10132015 Nikki Berger TVA Navigation: Berger ppt Liza Joffrion TDOT: TRVA […]

Alexander to Chair Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

January 20, 2015 U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., was elected today by fellow Senate Republicans to head a key subcommittee that will oversee funding for issues ranging from a new lock for Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As the new chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water […]

2014 TRVA 48th Annual Meeting Presentations

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

LTC Hudson USACE ppt      Hudson Presentation Don Getty USACE ppt       TRVA KY and Chick October 2014 DBG Brad Bishop USACE ppt      TRVA Navigation Brief October 2014-nav branch LCDR Salik USCG ppt    CG Nashville TRVA mtg 10282014 Liza Joffrion TDOT ppt         TRVA Presentation 10-27-2014 Liza [Compatibility […]

Chickamauga Lock closes for Maintenance

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2014) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District closed Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic yesterday after a routine inspection revealed that the anchorage of the upper gate requires immediate repair.  The closure is expected to last approximately three weeks. Chickamauga Lock is owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority but […]

WCI Applauds WRRDA Passage

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Arlington, VA – Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today celebrated the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, containing major recommendations of the Capital Development Plan (CDP*). WCI urges the President to sign the bill into law. The conference agreement passed the House on Tuesday by an overwhelming 412-4 vote. Today’s […]

Fleischmann Letter to Secretary Darcy

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article appearing in the Chattanooga Times Free Press January 30, 2014:   Congressional backers of a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam hope they have given the Army Corps of Engineers the keys to unlock the stalled $698 million project. Led by U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, the entire Tennessee delegation in the U.S. House […]

Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to debate and vote on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013. Today, acting on a request by TRVA, Representatives Mo Brooks (AL-5) and Robert Aderholt (AL-4) offered a WRRDA amendment to “Prevent any interbasin transfer of water that could result in the introduction […]

AGLCA Members Gather on the Tennessee River

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Members of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association are gathering at the Joe Wheeler State Park on the Tennessee River, for their Annual Fall Rendezvous. Loopers are boaters who travel an up to 7,500 mile route on America’s rivers, lakes, and waterways. They return each year to Rogersville, AL on the Tennessee in October to […]

The TRVA 47th Annual Meeting noticed by CQ/Roll Call

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The TRVA 47th Annual Meeting in Nashville yesterday, generated interest in Washington today: CQ Roll Call Executive Transportation Briefing, October 9: Roiling the Inland Waterways. There was a regional conference earlier this week in Nashville of various stakeholders along the inland rivers — barge operators and shippers, levee groups, etc. — and word is some […]