PRIVATIZATION OF COAST GUARD VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE SYSTEMS. HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 104TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, JUNE 29, 1995
This is a hearing on the privatization of Coast Guard vessel traffic service (VTS) systems. A VTS is a waterways management tool which provides a complete image of the waterway to shoreside personnel who relay relevant information about the operating environment to shipboard personnel. The primary goal of a VTS system is to reduce the risks of marine accidents and the inherent dangers accompanying such accidents to life, property, and the environment. The Coast Guard currently operates seven VTS systems for a cost of approximately $18 million a year. The Coast Guard is planning to consolidate its VTS development program into a nationwide VTS 2000 program and is currently considering proposals from commercial vendors for a final design of the VTS 2000 system. A General Accounting Office representative has testified that the VTS 2000 program may be a candidate for privatization or alternative funding because of the high cost of expanding and operating the system. Included are the testimony and prepared statements of members of Congress and witnesses, submissions for the record, and additions to the record.
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United States House of RepresentativesCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Washington, DC United States 20515
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: 296 p.
- TRT Terms: Congressional hearings; Privatization; Testimony; Vessel traffic control
- Identifier Terms: United States Coast Guard
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00720149
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 016047731X
- Report/Paper Numbers: Serial No. 104-24
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1996 12:00AM