Economic Impacts of Lock Usage and Unavailability

Freight statistics should provide an objective baseline for transportation policy decisions, and national economic benefits of maritime transport necessitate improving inland waterways infrastructure. Proposed work includes consolidating and learning from Lock Use, Performance, and Characteristics data collected by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and published by the navigation Data Center. The objective is to estimate statistical models of annual tons locked by commodity group and lock, as a function of lock usage and unavailability (1993-2013), to discover knowledge of relationships between system disruption and economic consequences.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $112229.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chimka, Justin

  • Start Date: 20140818
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37072

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573281
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC50
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2015 1:01AM