The states play a far more crucial role in the development of transportation in the United States than do districts, provinces, and comparable units of government in Western Europe. It is conceivable that states could assume a dominant role in port development in the U. S., as they already have in the development of highways and other transportation infrastructure. Because such responsibility could substantially alter the role of Federal participation in this area, it is important to understand the present and future activity of states in port development before defining a Federal program. Although there have been several studies of Federal port policy, the states have been curiously neglected. Therefore, a special survey of states was conducted that posed the following questions: (1) What are the present roles of the state in port development? (2) How are the roles changing and what developments can be anticipated in the future? (3) Who is primarily responsible for each of the basic port functions? (4) What levels and types of public funds are available for future port development? (5) What arre the alternative forms of state organization, and the advantages and disadvantages of each? (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Policy Study Commission

    2000 M Street, NW, Suite 3000
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Institute of Urban and Regional Research
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper No. 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM