In the opinion of the author, the Chief of the Parts Management Section, Illinois Department of Transportation, a major factor in the decline of the size and capacity of the U.S. merchant marine fleet has been the lack of a national maritime policy to establish direction for its rebuilding, due to no consensus within the federal administration, the compress, and the maritime industry. This is a source of great concern to the state of Illinois, since three fifths of its exports are by water. As a member state of the Council of Great Lakes Governors it has help to stimulate such a policy. The Council has recommended that a special task force be created to study the problems facing the maritime industry, recommend solutions to be implemented by both the federal government and the maritime industry, and prepare a final report recommending a national maritime policy.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-9
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 117
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1988 12:00AM