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Fifty Years of Transport Policy

Successes, Failures and New Challenges

Fifty Years of Transport Policy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Transport policy may well have reached a turning point. It will not be possible to manage projected traffic growth using traditional methods that concentrate on increasing infrastructure capacity. New incentives, new pricing, and new instruments to better manage investment and demand are all required. In order to meet the emerging challenges, this publication outlines a number of strategic directions for transport policy in the coming years.

In addition, the publication contains a summary paper presented to Ministers at the 87th ministerial session which also marked the ECMT 50th anniversary.

This publication contains the following papers:

Rail Policy and Rail Subsidies – An Endless History with Weak Results

By Professor Gerd Aberle

European Transport Policy and the Position of Inland Navigation

By Professor Gerd Aberle

Assessing our Expertise

By Professor Alain Bonnafous

Competition vs. Regulation in Transport – The Appraisal of Past Policies and Lessons for the Future

By Professor George A. Giannopoulos

How Easy is it to Change Behaviour?

By Professor Phil Goodwin

Trends in Transport Investment Funding: Past, Present and Future

By Mrs Eva Molnar

Main Transport Policy Issues in Transitional Economies in Central and Eastern Europe

By Professor Wojciech Suchorzewski

Transport Policy Development in Europe 1950-2020

By Professor José Manuel Viegas

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; January 2003
115 pages; ISBN 9789282103159
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Title: Fifty Years of Transport Policy
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development