The papers are presented which were read at the two formal sessions of Transportation Research Board Committee on Inland Water Transportation, at the Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting of the board. These papers discuss the activities, needs, processes, and resources involved in the place of water transportation as an emerging entity in our notation transportation policy. One session, that with papers by Goodwin and Haefner and others, develops a framework for integrating port planning into multimodal transportation planning and statewide transportation studies, and views the port as a complex entity involving several federal agencies and their planning processes. The second session reflects on emerging issues in national water transportation policy that are relevant to the long-run use of national resources. The papers by Clark and Cooke and by Hershey overview the complex problems of user charges and federal transportation regulatory policy. A discussion of the impact of waterway improvement projects is undertaken in the paper by Antle, and the necessity for appropriate economic and environmental analysis is demonstrated. The sessions build a framework for long-run Transportation Research Board activities in studying the integration of water transportation into the multimodal analysis scheme and the stimulation of improved interagency cooperation.

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  • Accession Number: 00163889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025990
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM