Development of AIS Model of Texas Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Travel Times

This work will build on work previously done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center (ERDC) on the Ohio, Illinois, and Upper Mississippi Rivers. That work used Automated Identification Service (AIS) records to develop travel time statistics for the three rivers. The focus of this research project is to perform a similar analysis on the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). The Texas GIWW presents a level of complexity significantly greater than rivers mentioned above because of the intersections with ship channels and the fact that some barges go into and exit port areas while others pass through.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $106473
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

      400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
      Suite 300
      College Station, TX  United States  77845-4375
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kruse, Jim

    • Start Date: 20191001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01718313
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 26 2019 9:25PM