National Waterways Study: Overview of the Transportation Industry

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The Institute, 1981 - Transportation - 248 pages
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This NWS report, Overview of the Transportation Industry, is a review of the transportation carriers and ports and terminal industries. A profile of the transportation industry is presented, in addition to a review of the outlook, problems and impacts that other surface modes are likely to have on the waterways industry. This report focuses on specific issues of the waterway transportation industry as well as key issues related to rail, truck, and pipeline transportation. The primary purposes of this report are to provide the transportation perspective to issues and factors which affect the commodity flow analysis; provide a current understanding of transportation operations and equipment utilization; and provide insight and understanding of transportation issues for the scenario development and evaluation of alternative strategies for managing the waterway system. (Author).

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