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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is a report to the Congress.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1977-12-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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