In a letter to all Waterways Council Inc. members, Michael Hennessey, Chairman of the National Waterways Foundation (NWF) announced the NWF's update to its 2007 study "comparing selected societal, environmental, and safety impacts of inland river barge transportation to highway and rail transportation."
Conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute's Center for Port and Waterways at Texas A&M University, the study is titled "A Modal Comparison of Frieght Transportation Effects on the General Public". Some of the comparisons between each mode of transportation noted in the study include freight capacity, freight movement per gallon of fuel, injuries, fatalities, and environmental impact.
The NWF has produced a new "Waterways: Working for America" brochure which captures the key elements of the study. To view this brochure, click HERE.