Crain's Reports "Port study completion docked until summer" - whose study is this?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/12/2007 - 16:58.

In what is more of a PR blurb than news article, Crain's Business today reported that "Port study completion docked until summer". As I recall, there had been plans for Cuyahoga County to fund a port study, for $100,000, and the Port was planning their own study, so I am curious which this is. More important, I wonder why the new director would choose to delay gaining professional, independent insight to help him "evaluate the port and its operations"... I'll be interested in Ed Hauser's take on this, which I'll post here shortly. 

 

Port study completion docked until summer

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By JAY MILLER

6:00 am, March 12, 2007

Completion of a study by URS Corp. on the expansion needs of Cleveland’s port operations, initially due in February, has been delayed until this summer.

The change will allow Adam Wasserman, the new president and CEO of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, to evaluate the port and its operations. Mr. Wasserman arrived in Cleveland in late February from a port development post in Yorkshire, England.

 

 

"Citizen" Hauser says this is good...

At the celebration party for "Citizen Hauser" I had a chance to catch up with Ed and get his take on the changes at the Port Authorty and the delay in the study. Ed feels Wasserman deserves a chance and he seems to take his job seriously. As for the study delay, Ed says that is good, as Ed felt they were rushing the study whereas now it will get proper consideration and come out at a time when the public is best postioned to respond. So that was all good news. And, of course, if the port tries to pull any "monkey business" Ed will be there to respond for all of us.

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