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Saint Lawrence Seaway

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The Seaway at 60: A Model of Binational Partnership

A ship transiting the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway crosses the international boundary 27 times. Here’s how a U.S.-Canadian partnership that began in the mid-1950s moves more than 200 million tons of freight each year through the Seaway.

How a Decades-Long Partnership Led to Safer Waterways around the World

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward recently contributed an article to Seaway Compass, the newsletter of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. In this newsletter, Aylward discusses the decades-long partnership between the Seaway and Volpe that has made waterways around the...

Tracking Vessels on the Saint Lawrence Seaway

In the early 2000s, Volpe implemented a vessel communications and tracking network for the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The network, based on the automatic identification system, promises improved safety, security, and efficiency throughout the Seaway.

Panama Canal: A New Course for the Canal

Ninety years ago, the United States built the Panama Canal by combining innovative engineering strategies with state-of-the-art technology. Now the time has come to create a modern navigation system for the canal, and this time Volpe is providing the know-how.