US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

The district provides a political view

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
Published June 12, 2015
Chairman Mike Simpson (right), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Tim Murphy (middle) receive a overview of Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa., from Steve Fritz (far right), a Pittsburgh District civil engineer, June 5.

Chairman Mike Simpson (right), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Tim Murphy (middle) receive a overview of Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa., from Steve Fritz (far right), a Pittsburgh District civil engineer, June 5.

Chairman Mike Simpson (right), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Tim Murphy (left) share a laugh with Col. Bernard Linstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, during a tour of Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pennsylvania, June 5.

Chairman Mike Simpson (right), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Tim Murphy (left) share a laugh with Col. Bernard Linstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, during a tour of Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pennsylvania, June 5.

The tour group including Chairman Mike Simpson (left), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Tim Murphy (middle), and Col. Bernard Linstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, take a bird's-eye view of Charleroi Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River, June 5.

The tour group including Chairman Mike Simpson (left), House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Tim Murphy (middle), and Col. Bernard Linstrom, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District commander, take a bird's-eye view of Charleroi Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River, June 5.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District leadership hosted several political figures and representatives from the navigation industry a tour of Locks and Dam 4 on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa., June 5.

Chairman Mike Simpson, House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Congressman Tim Murphy attended the tour that offered a backdrop for the district to show Chairman Simpson how Pittsburgh’s waterways fit into national transportation system and to explain the importance of the inland navigation.

Additionally, the district provided updates on the Capital Business Model, the Lower Monongahela Project, Charleroi construction, Inland Marine Transportation System’s levels of service, and public-private partnerships contributed funds for navigation lockages.

“Having him [Chairman Simpson] here and giving him a picture of our projects and challenges was big for us,” Col. Bernard Lindstrom, district commander, said.

This was Simpson’s first visit to the district.

His committee provides funding for the Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.  

Other  guest included, House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Donna Shahbaz and Angelina Giancarlo;  Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Burkett, U.S. Coast Guard MSU; Dr. Grace Bochenek, National Technology Laboratory director; and representatives for the navigation industry. 

 

 

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