Proposal Would Allow River Barge Traffic Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

6:51 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Proposal Would Allow River Barge Traffic Along Lake Michigan Shoreline

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Supporters say agriculture and other industries would benefit from change
Some local farmers and others are adding their support to a U.S. Coast Guard proposal that would allow river barge traffic on the east side of Lake Michigan as far north as Muskegon."Agriculture is one of Michigan's largest and fastest growing sectors, and we depend on reliable transportation options," said Jim Byrum president of Michigan Agri-Business Association.