FINANCIAL NEEDS OF THE U.S. INLAND WATERWAYS SYSTEM: PROSPECTS AND PROFILE

The inland waterways system is largely in place. Therefore, major future needs involve construction and maintenance of certain individual projects to eliminate bottlenecks and provide more uniform capacity within major elements of the system. The American Transportation Advisory Council (ATAC) estimates that these construction costs are to be approximately $480 million/yr. during the time period 1977-1986. The Council further estimates that maintenance and operation costs will average about $420 million/yr. during the same period of time. In an attempt to address these financial needs in a timely fashion the paper covers the issues from an umbrella approach and correlates the assessment with the findings obtained from having made contact with twelve transportation lines (barge, tow, and shipping) extending from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Roy, L A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM