This study, which focused on the domestic transport component of the export process, reviews the long-term public policy implications of the intergovernmental policy framework for export transportation. It examines the general export transportation process, American port facilities, role of ports and trade, intergovernmental policy framework, deregulation, and selected port experiences. The research study consisted of a three-phase effort in the 1981-1984 period, which attempted to identify critical intergovernmental transportation bottlenecks and barriers to the efficient operation of the export process. The first year of study examined the demand for U.S. exports, the intergovernmental transportation policy system, and how it interacts for the transportation of coal, grain and containers to the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles. The current phase reviews the changes in the intergovernmental transportation system, the impacts of deregulation, the direct experience of the ports of Baltimore, Hampton Roads (Norfolk-Newport News), New Orleans and Seattle. The final phase of the study will stress the key strategic policy issues for the federal government and the transportation industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California State University, Long Beach

    Institute for Transportation Policy and Planning, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shaw, P L
    • Leonard, G
  • Publication Date: 1984-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Office of the Secretary of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1987 12:00AM