The study covered by this report was conducted by the Transportation Institute of Southern Illinois University over the academic year 1967-1968, and was funded in part by the Maritime Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce, through a contract (No. MA-4319) with the University. The design set for the study required the assembly of information, primarily from extant publications but also from direct field contact where possible, on the distribution, capacity, and types of facilities on the inland waterways, on the commerce served by those facilities, and on the systems or modes of operation employed. Accordingly, abstracts of data were made from pertinent records and reports, and a mail survey, augmented by field trips, was utilized. The material thus assembled provided the basis for selecting criteria by which to describe the inland waterways in terms relevant to the prospective development of closer links between inland and marine carriers, and by which river ports may be defined, ranked, and identified. The resulting descriptions and identifications are presented in this report. The report is in two sections. Section 1 is devoted to a general view of inland waterway transportation in terms relevant to a prospective inland extension of marine commerce, with comments on related problems and steps toward solution. Section 2 is a presentation of more detailed information, including tabulated data on facilities and commerce and relevant maps or charts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL  United States  62901
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-4319
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM