Foundation Studies

January 1, 2017

A Modal Comparison of Domestic Freight Transportation Effects on the General Public: 2001-2014

Conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, Center for Ports and Waterways, this study compares selected societal, environmental, and safety impacts of utilizing inland river barge transportation to highway and rail transportation for the years 2001-2014.  The study was updated in January 2017.  Its findings show that waterways transportation keeps our nation's commerce on the move in the safest, most fuel-efficient, environmentally sound way.