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Mississippi River Transportation Demand Survey of Grain and Non-Grain Movements

 
         

 

Start Date:  Aug 2005

Projected
End Date:
 Nov 2006

 

POC:

POC

 


 

Problem Addressed:  

Modal choices for demand estimation need to be determined under various conditions. This project accumulates data on river use decisions by both agricultural and non agricultural shippers. These data will underly and allow precise demand estimation models to be determined by the ACOE and its researchers.

 


 

Objective:

 

Determine and develop lists of agricultural and non agricultural shippers on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Develop a questionnaire dealing with model choice and demand for river transportation. Conduct a survey of the shippers in both situations. Clean and construct data sets of responses for analysis. Present a report on the general characteristics of respondents as well as the data set itself to Corp researchers.

 


 

Benefits:  

The outcome will be demand models that are dependable and are based on statistically defensible data sets.

 


 

Status:

 

Completed

Lists are being developed and the questionnaire finalized. Questions dealing with the activities under Katrina are being considered.

 


 

Contract Data:

130465, E5000

 

Progress:

 

Products (Bookshelf/Toolbox):

 


 

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Revised 23 Sep 2011

Source: Navigation Economic Technologies Program

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