An Analysis of Towboat Delays

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Abstract or Description

A towboat pushing a flotilla along a waterway is delayed by locking. by picking up or dropping off barges, and by miscellaneous causes. Predicting the duration of these delays is important in answering many questions about water transport. For example, to determine whether a lock should be expanded, one must analyse lock delays j1 to determine how much equipment is required for a movement, one must know the time required for the trip (including delay time).


Published In

Journal of Transport Economics and Policy , 2, 2, 232-241.