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57 APPENDIX A Table of Interviewee Characteristics Category Subcategory Region Reason for Inclusion Vessel Type Agency/Association Industry DC National association promoting interests of port authorities Agency/Association Industry Great Lakes Actively involved in NAMH issues in Great Lakes region Agency/Association Regional Planning East Coast Regional association very involved in evaluating NAMH Agency/Association Government DC Only US agency directly focused on maritime issues Agency/Association MPO Gulf Coast Planners from area that is actively evaluating NAMH Agency/Association MPO East Coast Funding 64 Express project with CMAQ funds Agency/Association Government Great Lakes Involved in trying to develop more business for Seaway Agency/Association MPO Great Lakes Association with understanding of Seaway and Great Lakes issues Legislative (5 interviewees) Committee Staff DC Insight into legislative history and issues Operator Shallow Draft East Coast Start-up venture being subsidized with CMAQ Barge funds Operator Deepwater East Coast Successful East Coast NAMH operator Barge Operator Deepwater Gulf Coast Starting up new venture in Gulf after Vessel successfully building an inland waterway operation Operator Shallow Draft Great Lakes Very active freight ferry dealing with Barge/Ferry international issues Operator Deepwater West Coast Startup venture on West Coast Barge Operator Deepwater Great Lakes Long-time operator in Great Lakes looking at Barge (ATB) new NAMH opportunities Operator Deepwater East Coast-Canada Successful NAMH operator in Canadian Atlantic Vessel area Operator Shallow Draft Gulf Coast and Widely discussed inland NAMH operator Inland Barge Inland Waterways Operator Shallow Draft Gulf Coast Start-up venture on Gulf Coast Inland Barge Operator Deepwater West Coast Long-time operator on West Coast Barge Operator Deepwater Gulf Coast Start-up operator in Gulf Barge Operator (planned) Deepwater East Coast Went through intensive analysis and effort to Ferry start NAMH operation Operator (planned) Deepwater Gulf and East Proposed venture for Gulf and East Coasts Vessel Coast Shipyard Gulf Coast Mid-tier shipyard capable of building ocean going barges Shipyard Ship Design Gulf Coast Mid-tier shipyard actively evaluating NAMH opportunities Shipyard Gulf Coast Mid-tier shipyard actively evaluating NAMH opportunities (continued on next page)

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58 Category Subcategory Region Reason for Inclusion Vessel Type Shipyard West Coast Mid-tier shipyard actively evaluating NAMH opportunities Shipyard West Coast Mid-tier shipyard actively evaluating NAMH opportunities Shipyard Design East Coast Designs ocean-going barges and ATBs for multiple clients Shipyard West Coast Mid-tier shipyard actively evaluating NAMH opportunities User Manufacturer Gulf Coast Shipper that has been approached by potential start-up operators User Retailer Gulf Coast Perishable products User Retailer Gulf Coast Shipper that has been approached by potential start-up operators User Trucker West Coast Trucker that has looked for opportunity to be involved in NAMH