USER CHARGES FOR INLAND WATERWAYS: A REVIEW OF ISSUES IN POLICY AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

Numerous studies have discussed the various issues associated with the adoption of user charges for inland waterways. This study is a synthesis of these discussions, and a preliminatry analysis, using secondary data sources, of the economic impact of alternative user charge policies. The main conclusions are: (1) The benefits of a free waterway policy are shifted forward to shippers and their customers; (2) a fuel tax would have limited effects on traffic movements while a segment toll would result in closing of some parts of the waterway system. Under the most severe cost conditions, only 3 percent of the total traffic would move from the system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  USA  24061
  • Authors:
    • Shabman, L A
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: W76-08847, OWRT-B-061-VA(1)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM