THE REPLACEMENT OF ALTON LOCKS AND DAM 26
The replacement of Locks and Dam 26, as proposed by the Corps of Engineers, involves financial, transportation and public policy considerations reaching far beyond the immediate needs of this single facility. This study, done at the request of the Senate Commerce Committee, attempts to place these considerations in perspective; to provide an overall assessment of existing transportation facilities in the area of the proposed project; to identify potential effects of expanding the upper Mississippi and Illinois waterway systems; and to comment on the information necessary to make cost-effective decisions on the investment of public dollars in transportation to meet future demands in this area. The Department did not attempt to develop new data in the study's short span (120 days). Existing data sources were used, particularly the Corps of Engineers' Alton Locks and Dam 26 design memoranda. In addition, the study did not address the issue of collection of appropriate waterway user charges, nor the effect this could have in the analysis concerning the rehabilitation or replacement of replacement of Locks and Dam 26.
- An advisory Report of the Department of Transportation to the Senate Commerce Committee.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-9
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; Inland waterways; Inland waterways traffic; Locks (Waterways); Rivers; Ship pilotage
- Old TRIS Terms: River navigation
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00126792
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of Transportation
- Report/Paper Numbers: Report
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM