The Barge Mixing Rule Problem: A Study of the Economic Regulation of Domestic Dry Bulk Commodity Transportation. Volume I. Report of the Study.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON D C
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The Mixing Rule Study was initiated by Public Law 91-590 directing the Department of Transportation to investigate the economic regulation of dry bulk commodity transportation. Specifically, the Congress felt a need to learn more about the so-called Barge Mixing Rule Problem concerning the economic regulation of domestic barge transportation of dry bulk commodities. The report contains the results of the study and attempts to describe, clarify and analyze all of the significant public policy issues relevant to the problem. The study draws on published sources and on a specially conducted survey of all known dry bulk operators on the Mississippi River, its tributaries, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The interpretation of these data was validated through staff interviews with shipper and carrier industry associations, government agencies, and academic authorities. The conclusions and recommendations of the study are those of the Secretary of Transportation. Author
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