PORT-FUNDING DILEMMAS IN A REGIONAL PLANNING CONTEXT

The purpose of this paper is to explore the funding problems that confront those who prepare comprehensive development plans for inland ports. Using as an example the study of the Port of Metropolitan St. Louis conducted by the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council, the paper discusses traditional and innovative funding sources and their applications, advantages, and weaknesses, with reference to the ongoing regional port study. It is concluded that, although the survival of the inland waterway industry as a healthy mode of transportation depends on improved port operations, the existing port authorities and related planning agencies often lack adequate financing for planning port development. It is therefore vital that some type of sole-source funding program be developed to provide the funds necessary for efficient port planning and development.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-25
  • Monograph Title: Systems analysis and planning of inland waterway transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00177143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026628
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM