Cost & Budget

Cost 

Water transportation is relatively inexpensive and this is due to the fact that rivers are natural highways and do not require an abundance of maintenance.

  • Water transport is 30-60% less expensive than road travel.
  • Usually averages close to 2 cents/ton-mile.

Recreational water transport costs 

Cruising has become a popular mean of water travel for things like vacations and honeymoons.

  • The average cost of a 7-day cruise is around $1,550. This includes things like tickets, activities, and the operating costs for the ship
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 Budget

In 2014, public spending totaled $416 billion on water transportation and infrastructure.

  • Most of these funds came from state and local government.

References 

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/49910

http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/

http://www.cruisemarketwatch.com/

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