Completing the Department of Transportation: Capturing Waterway Policy from the Corps of Engineers
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper traces the Army Corps of Engineers involvement in waterways navigation and the creation of the Department of Transportation as the answer for the development of an integrated national transportation policy. The paper shows that the Department of Transportation is incomplete and unable to integrate policy. The author determines that operational elements of the Corps of Engineers navigation program should be transferred to the Department to fill the void in waterways expertise. Specific recommendations are to 1 transfer operations of navigational locks and dams to the Department, 2 reverse the roles of the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Inland Waterways Users Board, and 3 forward the recommendations of the Rivers and Harbors Board through the Secretary of Transportation to Congress.
- Civil Engineering
- Surface Transportation and Equipment