IMPACTS OF A WATERWAYS USER CHARGE ON THE ECONOMY OF TENNESSEE

This study evaluates the possible impacts of Federally imposed waterway user charges on Tennessee's economy. The purposes of the investigation were to provide a general historical and legislative background on the user charge issue, to broadly define the problems, to assess potential charges and their impacts, and to provide the basis for the establishment of a State position on the waterway user charge controversy. The intent has been that the study should serve the function of an informational report, with no hard-drawn recommendations. The study is arranged under the headings:( 1) Introduction-Historical and Legislative Background; (2) Positions, Conflicts, and Issues--An Overview; (3) Waterway User Charges--Financial and Economic Analysis (Estimated Federal Costs by Major River Segment--A Financial and Operating Profile of the Towing Industry--Navigation Cost Recovery Alternatives); (4) Economic Impact of Waterway User Charges: Some Conclusions on Economic and Social Considerations for Tennessee (Tennessee Employment Impact--Tennessee Consumer Impact--Social Considerations). Appendix A: Surveys of Tennessee Towing Firms and Industrial Shippers. Appendix B: Methodology for Lockage Fee Computation. Appendix C: Tennessee's River Systems and Physical Characteristics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Memphis State University, Memphis

    Bureau of Business and Economic Research
    Memphis, TN  United States  38152
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 197 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM