COMPREHENSIVE UPSTATE NEW YORK PORTS STUDY: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document summarizes the main findings and recommendations contained in three volumes of the Comprehensive Upstate Public Ports Study. As such it presents a condensed description of a year-long effort carried out by the New York Department of Transportation, Frederic R. Harris, Inc., and the Advisory and Liaison Committee. The aim of this effort has been to fulfill the State wide Master Plan mandate for a "Reexamination of upstate port responsibilities, including possible revisions in regional authority boundaries for financial support, port charges, and programs for port development." The purpose of this study has been to identify and address all problems and to properly guide the future development of the public Ports of Albany, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Oswego, and Rochester through a Comprehensive Upstate Port Plan. Firm recommendations were to be developed in three interrelated areas: 1. Coordinated port development--to identify service, equipment and facility needs for effective handling of existing and potential freight traffic; 2. Financing--to define the appropriate levels of user charges, the regional economic benefit and the level of public financial support and the distribution of the cost of this support among state and local governments; and 3. Upstate port management--to select the organizational structure and staffing patterns that will most effectively meet the requirements of present and future port operations. While the Department of Transportation has specifically defined the scope and purpose of this study and has continuously monitored its execution, the recommendations contained in this summary are solely those of Frederic R. Harris, Inc.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Limited copies available.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Harris (Frederic R), Incorporated

    300 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Harris (Frederic R), Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM