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Fact Sheet

Columbia-Snake Transportation Demands

 
         
         

 

Start Date:  Oct 2003

Projected
End Date:
 Mar 2006

 

POC:

POC

 


 

Problem Addressed:  

To project benefits resulting from waterway improvements, it is necessary to rely heavily on assumptions regarding demand for waterway services. The Corps currently uses a variety of planning models employing different assumptions about demand. Some of these models/assumptions have been heavily criticized by stakeholders.

 


 

Objective:

 

The researchers will develop a survey instrument that has the capability to provide estimates of pool level demands and also allow specific criticisms of previous Corps models to be assessed. Existing and potential shippers will be surveyed using the tool. The end result will be a summary report outlining major issues of demand as revealed through the survey.

 


 

Benefits:  

The study will lead to the development of a database that can be used econometrically to examine demand decisions.

 


 

Status:

 

Completed

 


 

Contract Data:

IWR 2004

 

Progress:

 

Products (Bookshelf/Toolbox):

Paper by Eric Jessup and Ken Casavant, July 24, 2004 (386 KB, pdf)

Report by Ken Casavant and Eric Jessup, May 2005 (854 KB, pdf)

Paper by Kenneth Train and Wesley Wilson, Dec 7,2005 (1.24 MB, pdf)

Report by Kenneth Train and Wesley W. Wilson, March 2006 (699 KB, pdf)

Paper by Kenneth Train and Wesley W. Wilson, Nov 14,2005 (74 KB, pdf)

 


 

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Revised 23 Sep 2011

Source: Navigation Economic Technologies Program

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