MISSOURI RIVER PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF WATERWAY USER CHARGES ON COMMERCIAL NAVIGATION TO SIOUX CITY, IOWA

This study was undertaken to evaluate various user charge proposals and measure their potential impacts upon navigation at Sioux City, Iowa. It includes background material on the movement to impose user charges on America's inland waterway system, a comparison of the characteristics exhibited by various transportation modes, an evaluation of line-haul transportation rates to Sioux City by water and via the assumed least cost alternative (rail), an estimation of increased shipping costs due to imposition of selected types of user charges, and an examination of the impacts of potential user charges on navigation at Sioux City and on the economy as a whole. Conclusions of the study are that while water transportation is less expensive than other modes, a user charge of any type, set at any level, will adversely affect navigation at Sioux City.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The preparation of this report was funded by the Old West Regional Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council

    626 Insurance Exchange Bldg, PO Box 447
    Sioux City, IA  United States  51102
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 10777209
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1996 12:00AM