Brown Applauds $16 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Port Of Toledo

Funds will Improve Port’s Docks, Develop New Chemical Facility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $16,000,000 Port Infrastructure Development (PID) grant to the Port of Toledo for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Midwest Terminals Facility 1 dock, and to develop a new liquid transloading facility. The project will protect maritime commerce in the region and, by extension, the thousands of manufacturing jobs that depend on efficient cargo movement at this critical hub of the Great Lakes shipping network.

“It is important to make sure that the Port of Toledo remains a critical shipping hub on the Great Lakes,” said Brown. “These funds will play an important role in the continued economic resurgence of Northwest Ohio, not only by protecting existing commerce on the Great Lakes, but by encouraging future economic and maritime development in Toledo.”

Brown, who serves as Ranking Member on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, continues to push the DOT to support maritime projects. Brown recently wrote a letter to DOT Secretary Chao in support of these funds.