This paper identifies the role that state departments of transportation can play in developing their inland waterways as an element of their total transportation plan. A review of Tennessee's activities is given to illustrate an approach to developing the water transportation element of the total system. The example includes a discussion of Tennessee Rivers Information Planning System (TRIPS) along with the various data bases that make up the TRIPS computer based file. Because Federal, state and local levels of government and private industry are involved with inland waterways planning, development, and use, the paper describes the coordination that is necessary to achieve a viable waterborne transportation system.

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  • Pagination: p. 15-24

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  • Accession Number: 00180388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM