Surface transportation means and State of the art and perspectives are given. From distances of less than a mile to intercity connections, most systems presently in operation or still on the drawing board are reviewed. A bright future is forecast for transportation over distances 150 miles to more than 800 miles, using either an improved version of the present trains, or more revolutionary vehicles featuring air cushions or magnetic lifting forces. Extensive intercity connections should become operative in Europe by 1985, that will generally be compatible with existing facilities. However, financial studies show a definite advantage to revolutionary systems over traditional ones. Research on the other hand requires subsidies from the governments and an international coordination of efforts, in order to meet harmoniously the short and long term needs of the European market at a reasonable cost. Statistical data pertaining to road accidents are presented. Victims of traffic accidents are categorized according to the type of vehicle, sex, gravity of injury, driver or passenger. Brief news and publication reviews are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transportation & Telecommun, Belgium

    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1982 12:00AM