OPPORTUNITIES FOR LARGE SAVINGS BY ALTERING SOME INLAND WATERWAY OPERATIONS
The report discusses (1) the operation of drawbridges and locks on the Nation's inland waterways during hours of limited waterway traffic and (2) the use of the Dismal Swamp Canal as a through navigation route. The review was made to demonstrate the potential for savings to the taxpayers through reducing or eliminating operations on waterways with limited vessel usage while providing for the reasonable needs of navigation. The information in this report may be useful to the Congress in considering a balanced national transportation policy and waterway user charge legislation.
- This document is a report to the Congress.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20548
- Publication Date: 1977-12-12
- Pagination: 51 p.
- TRT Terms: Canal lock operations; Cost control; Drawbridges; Economic analysis; Inland waterways; Inland waterways traffic; Level of service; Locks (Waterways); Recommendations; Savings; Transportation policy; User charges; Water traffic; Waterways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost reduction; Services
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Marine Transportation; Policy; Research; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00174676
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-12
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM