U.S. Department of Transportation

Norman Y. Mineta

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Rick Kowalewski
Deputy Director 

Mary J. Hutzler
Associate Director for Statistical Programs

William J. Chang
Associate Director for Information Systems

Produced under the direction of:

Wendell Fletcher
Assistant Director for Transportation Analysis

Project Manager

Michael Sprung


Chip Moore

Desktop Publishing Specialist

Dorinda Edmondson

Major Contributors

Felix Ammah-Tagoe
David Chesser
Adhi Dipo
Deborah Johnson
Marissa Mercadante
Fahim Mohamed
Saulath Sakina
Michael Szustakowski
Deepak Virmani

Other Contributors

Steve Beningo
Martha Courtney
Kay Drucker
Shellie Karis
Maha Khan
Elizabeth Mateyka
Shana Retherford
Matthew Sheppard
Julie Smith
Jie Zhang

Special Acknowledgement

Special thanks to our colleagues at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maritime Administration for providing the waterborne freight data used in this report.

Special thanks to:

Susan Hassett and Douglas McDonald
Navigation Data Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Russell Byington
Chief Economist
Office of Statistical&Economic Analysis
U.S. DOT Maritime Administration

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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Recommended citation U.S. Department of Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
America's Freight Transportation Gateways
Washington, DC: 2004