REGIONAL MARKET, INDUSTRY, AND TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS OF WATERWAY USER CHARGES

The objective of the report is to analyze the impacts on water-served economic markets and water transportation of the imposition of user charges designed to recover Federal outlays for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the U.S. waterways and ports (OM&R). The report describes the development of a preliminary impact model based on an analysis of waterway network operations and a stage-of-processing analysis of markets dependent on water carriage. Initial results from the models are based on the assumption that 100 percent of the operations and maintenance costs of waterways and ports will be recovered. The models calculate the differential impacts between segment-specific and uniform-fuel tax-collection options for a variety of commodity groups and markets, using 1972 waterway traffic data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D L
    • Schuessler, R W
    • Cardellichio, P A
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-41 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM