A port district is a public body created by an act of the Illinois General Assembly to engage in the planning, development, operation, and promotion of water ports, and, in some cases, airports and other facilities. Since 1951, the General Assembly has created 13 port districts. This directory discusses the role of freight transportation in the economy and the extent of waterways in Illinois for commercial navigation, identifies the purpose and structure of the port districts, and provides a summary of facilities and activities for each of the 13 Illinois port districts. The Directory presents information for each of the 13 Illinois port districts according to 5 topic areas, including Port District Legislation, Geographic Characteristics, Socio-Economic Characteristics, Port Development Activities, and Access Modes and Routes.

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  • Pagination: 83 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00327132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM