September 11, 2017

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe




USDOT has released the FY2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The application deadline for the 2017 TIGER solicitation is Oct. 16, 2017. This tight turnaround time favors re-submittals and applications that have already been started in anticipation of this TIGER grant announcement. The program will provide approximately $500 million to competitive projects “that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.” TIGER can be particularly valuable for port projects, as well as INFRA grants. While this TIGER round is very much like the previous rounds, there are a few changes, including an increased focus (including “special consideration”) to projects in rural areas and innovative safety approaches. For additional information, see


October 11th and 12th        

Portland, Maine
HDR Conference Room, 970 Baxter Blvd, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04103
Main Conference Room

Tuesday October 10th, 1700-1900-Welcome Reception hosted by the IAMPE


Wednesday October 11th
0830                   Welcome and Industry Update                 Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM- IAMPE
1000                   Break
1030                   Working with State DOT’s                        Jon Nass-Dep. Comm, MDOT
1200                   Lunch
1330                   Regulatory Changes and Legal Issues        Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1500                   Break
1530                   FTZ Requirements and Opportunities          Wayne Coleman, President C3 Assoc.
Thursday October 12th 
0830                   Tariffs-Structure and Content, Legal Frameworks                   Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE 
1000                   Break
1030                   Terminal Rules-Regulations, Frameworks and Utilization         Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE         
1200                   Lunch
1330                   Port and Terminal Fees and Pricing                                   Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE
1500                   Break
1530                   Federal Funding Programs-Changes & Opportunities            Marissa Birtz, HDR
1700                   Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates            Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM-IAMPE



The 2 Day Seminar is worth 16 Academic Credits toward the awarding of the Accredited Port Executive (AMPE) Professional Certification.

Conference Cost is $975 USD for both days.  Contact for registration form.




October        11-12     Continuing Education, Portland, Maine          Hosted by HDR Engineering
November     13-17     MPE, Tampa, Florida                                  Hosted by Port Tampa Bay


Applications and information are available from

Please keep those dealing with the impending hurricanes and those in the aftermath in your thoughts and prayers. We also remember those who lost their lives this day in the terrorist attack on the United States and their families.


Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE
Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs
International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA
Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989



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