The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas was identified in the previous report (see MRIS Abstracts Vol. 19, No. 190086) to the Texas Legislature as an important marine highway for the transportation of the products that are so vital to the Texas economy. The intervening study period has only reinforced the concept that this waterway plays a major role in the Texas transportation system. This waterway provides a connecting link between the deep-water ports of Texas and the industrial complexes that have developed around them. Even more important is the role the waterway plays in connecting these industrial complexes to the trade markets of the Gulf coast and the midwest. In recent years, increased concern for the future of this coastal environment has caused a new appraisal to be made of the relationship between the coastal economy and the coastal environment. In partial response to these concerns, the Sixty-Fourth session of the Texas Legislature enacted the Texas Coastal Waterway Act of 1975. The Act directs the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission to continually evaluate the Waterway as it relates to Texas including an assessment of the importance of the Waterway, the identification of principal problems and possible solutions, the evaluation of the need for significant modifications to the Waterway, and specific recommendations for legislative actions to aid in carrying out this policy of the state. This second report in the series was presented to the Sixty-Sixth session of the Texas Legislature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763
  • Authors:
    • DeBerry, B L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00319482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM