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.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgDepartment of Agronomy
Blacksburg, VA United States 24061
- Shabman, L A
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 112 p.
- TRT Terms: Inland water transportation; Shipping; Trade; User charges; Waterways
- Old TRIS Terms: Inland waterways transportation; Waterborne trade
- Subject Areas: Finance; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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