For more than a century the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has played a key role in keeping the nation’s economy moving by ensuring that farmers, manufacturers and businesses can easily transport goods up and down our nation’s rivers and out to sea via coastal ports.
As our nation’s economy grows increasingly larger and more complex, though, the Corps navigation program faces a significant challenge. To ensure that our nation’s navigation system remains as efficient, effective and affordable as possible, we must:
The goal of the Navigation Economic Technologies (NETS) program is to develop a standardized and defensible knowledge base and a suite of economic tools for addressing these issues.
Improving System Utilization
NETS research activities are examining a variety of proposed solutions to ease congestion on our nation’s waterways by enabling vessels to move more quickly and efficiently through locks and dams including:
Increasing System Capacity
NETS research efforts also are targeted at developing better tools and techniques for determining the economic impact of new capital investments. Key focus areas include:
Reviewed 20 June 2016
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