Summary Conclusions & Recommendations of the 1991 Washington State Ports and Transportation Systems

by Paul Chilcote, Chilcote (Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, United States,
Paul Sorensen, Chilcote (Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


Since 1975, the Washington Public Ports Association and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) have conducted periodic performance assessments of the state's ports, waterways, rail, highway, pipeline and air cargo systems on an ongoing basis. The purposes of the 1991 Ports and Transportation Study are: 1. To alert state and local policymakers and the public of the port system's importance and of improvements that may be required in the future. 2. To assist member ports in evaluating trends, issues and opportunities that may impact port operations. 3. To recommend specific actions to improve the system. The study provides a comprehensive overview of the port industry's future and the infrastructure that will be needed to support the state's ports. This overview includes a 1990-to-2010 forecast of trade opportunities, an inventory of capacity (present and future) and constraints that must be overcome if idenfitied opportunities are to be met during the next two decades.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Highways and roads | Rail transportation | Public transportation | Pipelines | Transportation studies | Industries | Environmental issues | Washington | United States

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