Ten selected activity variables for 42 commercial ports provided the necessary input for deriving a preliminary functional classification of Great Lakes ports based upon functions they presently provide. Ports of Chicago, Duluth-Superior, Milwaukee, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo were clearly separated grom the rest in almost all dimensions. The resulting classification was found relatively stable for 1961 and 1971. Classification could not be so exact that it could be used for directing decision decisions on specific policy issues or levels of investment or governmental responsibilities. Stastistical techniques do aid in formulating a heirarchical classification suitable for structuring regional policy analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from Transportation in Focus, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, San Francisco, California, 10-12 October 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Hurtendo, P S
    • Wegmann, F J
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00072731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Forum
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM