Sources of Information in Transportation
INLAND WATER TRANSPORTATION
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United States Sources:
Basic References

Compiled by Roger Garren
National Transportation Library


National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) Online Database. Edgewater, Maryland: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center & United States Coast Guard. Database accessed October 2007: http://invasions.si.edu/nbic/search.html

Marine Invasions Research Lab. Edgewater, Maryland: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/

Parker, Philip M. The 2005-2010 World Outlook for Inland Water Transportation.   San Diego, California: ICON Group, 2005.  ISBN: 1417565470 (electronic book).

Inland Waterways Lock/Vessel Optimization Study. University of Missouri-St. Louis, Center for Transportation Studies. Web site accessed October 2007: http://www.umsl.edu/depts/cts/waterways/

Fales, Dan. Chapman Navigation Rules: International--Inland Navigation Rules COMDTISNT M16672.2D.  New York: Hearst Books, 2004. 165 Pages. ISBN: 1588163253.

Contains the same information as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Rules, but with detailed explanations of the rules and how to use and apply them.

Hadfield, Charles. World Canals: Inland Navigation Past and Present. New York: Facts on File, 1986. 432 pages. ISBN: 0816013764.

The Texas Seaport and Inland Waterway System: A Report. [Austin, TX]: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1995. 291 pages. Series: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Policy Research Project Report, Number 114. ISBN 0-89940-722-6.

A comprehensive review of the Texas seaport and inland waterway system. Contains chapters on global, national, and Texas waterborne commerce; the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; the present state of Mexican seaports; seaport access to the Texas railway and highway systems; legislation affecting Texas seaports.

Rumsey, Marian and W. J. Rumsey. A Cruising Guide to the Northeast's Inland Waterways: The Hudson River, New York State Canals, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Champlain. Camden, Maine: International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 1995. 431 pages. ISBN: 0071580115.

State Programs for Financing Port Development. [Austin, TX]: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1997. 282 pages. ISBN: 0-89940-905-9.

A detailed description of state programs for port development. Also includes copies of the authorizing legislation for each program as appendixes.

McCartney, Bruce L., et al. Inland Navigation: Locks, Dams, and Channels. Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998. 375 pages. ISBN: 0784403201.

American Admiralty Bureau's Lawyer's Guide to the Navigational Rules. Ed.: R. F. Bollinger. New Orleans, Louisiana: American Admiralty Bureau, 1993. 166 pages. ISBN: 1879778173.

Hamilton, Gregory L., et al. Rural Inland Waterways Economic Impact Kit Analysis Manual. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas, Mack-Blackwell National Rural Transportation Study Center, 2000. 59 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/9000/9400/9478/analysis-guide.pdf.

A PC-based kit for evaluating of the economic impact of existing rural inland waterways ports and terminals. It can be used to quantify the importance of these ports and terminals to a particular community. **Note: to be used in conjunction with Rural Inland Waterways Economic Impact Kit Users Guide.

Hamilton, Gregory L., et al. Rural Inland Waterways Economic Impact Kit Users Guide. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas, Mack-Blackwell National Rural Transportation Study Center, 2000. 62 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/user_guide.html.  

A PC-based kit for evaluating of the economic impact of existing rural inland waterways ports and terminals. It can be used to quantify the importance of these ports and terminals to a particular community. **Note: to be used in conjunction with Rural Inland Waterways Economic Impact Kit Analysis Manual. Due to size this PDF document has been divided into two sections accessed by a HTML front page.

Leitner, Sara Jean.; Harrison, Rob. The Identification and Classification of Inland Ports. Austin, Texas: Center of Transportation Research, 2001. 134 pages. Electronic document accessed October 2007: http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/4083_1.pdf

Formally defines “inland ports” and provides a classification methodology for inland port operations.

Hochstein, Anatoly. Domestic Water Transport Comparative Review: USA and Western Europe. New Orleans, Louisiana: National Ports and Waterways Institute, 2003. 60 pages.

Owen, Dan. Inland River Guide. St. Louis, Missouri: Waterways Journal, Inc., 2005. 640 pages.

Directory of companies servicing the inland water transportation industry. Annually updated.

Tilford, MA; Kline, WD. Mariner’s Guide to the Inland and International Rules. Memphis, Tennessee: River School, Incorporated, 2000. 279 pages. ISBN: 1893184C3X.

Prozzi, Jolanda. Inland Ports: Planning Successful Developments. Austin, Texas: Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin, 2002. 83 pages.

Harrison, Robert. Inland Port Transportation Evaluation Guide. Austin, Texas: Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin, 2002. 15 pages.

Inland Waterways Mileages. New Orleans, Louisiana: Canal Barge Co., 2002.