Martin, Cornel
March 2009
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);3/30/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 13, p22
The article deals with the stimulus fund allotted by U.S. President Barack Obama for inland waterways infrastructure modernization. In the fiscal 2009 budget request of the Obama administration, it asked the U.S. Congress to partially fund 14 inland waterways system lock-and-dam modernization projects. It provides an overview of the study released by the National Waterways Foundation which compared the societal, economic and environmental impact of inland river barge transportation to that of highway and rail transportation.


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