This study is to provide the Dept. of Commerce with the basis for preparing positions concerning the proposed implementation of user charges upon the inland waterway system of the U.S. A theoretical and empirical economic analysis, this study encompasses four areas: inflation impact, financial impact, tax incidence and income redistribution impact, and competing mode impact. The objective of this study was completed through literature review, commodity flows and theoretical framework, micro- and macro-economic impact considerations, and case study. The primary recommendation resulting from this study is that user charges should not be imposed until the impacts are explored in more detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ernst and Ernst

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Policy and Plans, Division of Marine Plans, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-370-77084
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM