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Summary of testimony on proposals for financing the inland waterway system

by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Taxation

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


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Other titlesProposals for financing the inland waterway system.
Statementprepared for the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Research Service
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24331573M
OCLC/WorldCa31159305

economic data series with tag: Inland Waterway. FRED: Download, graph, and track economic data. BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS. U.S. Department of Transportation. New Jersey Avenue, SE. Washington, DC Phone Hours: ET M-F.

The Inland Waterways Trust Fund was established to help underwrite the costs of construction and major rehabilitation of the nation’s inland waterway system. Funds are generated via the Inland Waterways Tax – a $ per gallon assessment on diesel fuel used on 27 stretches of the country’s inland waterway system.   Dear Chairmen Inhofe and Vitter, and Ranking Member Boxer: U.S. manufacturers, farmers, wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, ports, shipyards, labor, national and regional organizations, State agencies, and transportation and logistics providers say no to tolls or lockage fees on the inland waterways transportation system.

Inland Waterways: Recent Proposals and Issues for Congress. This report to the United States Congress focuses on the nation's inland waterways. The current state of funding is outlined and various financing proposals are explored, including those suggested by the Bush administration, Obama administration, and the Inland Waterways Users by: 5. In , million tons of goods valued at $ billion traveled on our inland waterways system. Shippers, and ultimately consumers, save $ per ton of cargo compared to other modes of.


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Summary of testimony on proposals for financing the inland waterway system by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Taxation Download PDF EPUB FB2

Proposals for the Future of Ireland's Inland Waterways as, 'The management, maintenance, development and restoration of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island principally for recreational purposes.' The infrastructure of the inland waterways system needs to be improved in partnership with the.

Inland Waterways: Recent Proposals and Issues For Congress Congressional Research Service Summary Inland waterways are a significant part of the nation’s transportation system. Because of the national economic benefits of maritime transport, the federal government has invested in navigation infrastructure for two by: 5.

Inland waterway transport is a competitive alternative to road and rail transport. In particular, it offers an environment-friendly alternative in terms of both energy consumption and noise emissions.

Its energy consumption per km/ton of transported goods is approximately 17 % of that of road transport and 50 % of rail transport.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Inland Waterways: Recent Proposals and Issues For by: 5. TRB Special Report Funding and Managing the U.S. Inland Waterways System: What Policy Makers Need to Know explores the role and importance of the federally funded inland waterways system, priorities for future investment, its beneficiaries, and sources of funding.

In recent years, the inland waterways system has transported six to seven percent of all domestic ton-miles of. Download Background Paper No. Background Paper No.

Executive SummaryConvoys of protesting truckers, fast-rising gasoline prices, and the presidential contest have focused attention on a type of tax that taxpayers are rarely aware of: excise taxes.A new study from the Tax Foundation explains the history of one such tax: the inland waterway fuel tax.

Section 2 provides a detailed description of the nation’s inland navigation system. To briefly summarize, this system is comprised of o miles of navigable waterways that touch 38 states.

Inthis system accommodated million tons of freight valued at $ billion. Survey on the financing needs of the Inland waterway transport sector for the modernisation of the fleet Page 5 of 96 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background and objectives of the survey The inland shipping industry is coping with difficulties to access credit provided by the traditional financiers.

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Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. Ralph J. Cicerone is president. The National Academy of Engineering was. Overview. The United States’ 25, miles of inland waterways and locks form the freight network’s “water highway.” This intricate system, operated and maintained by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers, supports more than half a million jobs and delivers more than million tons of cargo each year, about 14% of all domestic freight. Executive Summary America’s inland waterways, built, operated, and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps or USACE), are at a crossroads.

Going forward, two paths exist. The first path, a continuation of current financing mechanisms, funding levels, operating. Proposals: Inland Waterways User Board. Inland Marine Transportation Systems Capital Projects Business Model • Increases user fees by $ per gallon • Increases federal share of costs • Increases overall spending on inland waterways • Proposes a priority ranking system promulgated via.

Chapter 1 -Overview of the Inland Waterway Industry I. General The inland waterways of the United States constitute a 25, mile shallow-draft waterways system, 12, miles of which constitutes the taxable Inland Waterways, and figures prominently in servicing America’s basic industries, such as: mineral mining, coal mining.

"(2) INLAND OR INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY OF T H E UNITED STATES.—The term 'inland or intracoastal waterway of the U n i t e d PUBLIC LAW —OCT. 2 1, 1 9 7 8 92 STAT.

States' means a n y inland or intracoastal waterway of t h e U n i t e d States which is described in section of t h e I n l a n d W a t e r w a y s Kevenue Act of Funding for inland waterways is having a good moment in Washington, D.C., as lawmakers are nearing approval of strong budgets for navigation infrastructure, while rejecting user fees and tolls that were proposed by the Trump : Pamela Glass.

The inland waterway system’s locks and dams act as elevators for cargo ships, allowing them to traverse rivers with differing water levels and making our many rivers navigable. Yet 60 percent of the locks in the system are more than 50. Supports Increased Investment in Lock & Dam Infrastructure On Dec.

3, the House of Representatives passed a provision that would increase a fuel tax that benefits inland waterway lock and dam construction and maintenance projects. The provision would raise the fuel tax from 20 cents to 29 cents per gallon on barges using the inland waterway system.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) submitted to Congress J the “U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization: Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels” report, an examination of.

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EU funding remains an important resource for Member States to invest in transport infrastructure. For inland waterway transport infrastructure, the list of selected projects creates good hopes to remove important bottlenecks. There is very positive news for Seine-Scheldt which will get MEUR funding, spread over France and Belgium, clearing.

American steel production is entirely dependent on the inland waterways system, and up to 25 percent of the country’s energy cargo, including coal .Calling it “swamp behavior,” the Waterways Council Inc. is urging Congress to reject a year, $1 billion user fee proposed by the Trump administration that would be slapped on commercial users of the inland waterway system.

The group, which advocates for modernization and upkeep of the nation’s aging locks and dams, said the proposal would double the cent per gallon diesel Author: Pamela Glass.(a) In general. Section (a) imposes an excise tax on the use of liquid fuel in the propulsion system of commercial transportation vessels while traveling on certain inland and intracoastal waterways (see § (f)).

The tax applies generally to all types of vessels, including ships, barges, and tugboats.