THE RELATIONSHIP OF LAND TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS TO GREAT LAKES TRAFFIC VOLUME

The study defines the transportation markets in the Great Lakes Area and the capabilities of existing and potential Lakes transportation systems in three phases: Market research; regulatory aspects; economic analyses of specific moves. Phase 1 examines existing Lakes traffic as well as non-water traffic moving through the hinterland. Phase 2 discusses two criteria that were established in resolution of disputes between land and water competition: 'preserve the inherent advantage of water transportation', and 'utilize average full costs'. Phase 3 indicates how bulk moves over 700 miles with initial and/or final rail haul best handled by water; hauls under 400 miles by direct rail; neobulk economically handled by water. Foreign trade to U.K. and Northern Europe is considered in cost via Lakes vs. via Atlantic Coast even considering the seasonal penalty.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reebie (Robert) and Associates, Incorporated

    12 Havemeyer Place
    Greenwich, CT  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 175 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-PORT-710-72008
  • Contract Numbers: C-1-35492
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1974 12:00AM