Each chapter of this report is followed by an extensive list of publications pertaining to the respective subject. The first chapter, transportation problems in economic and social development covers such topics as social overhead capital, recession and investment, industrial location, development planning, motorization, and transport policies. It notes that a new type of community must be constructed which will fit the coming new high-welfare society. The second chapter deals with the problems of air and noise pollution, environmental standards, and energy. The third chapter advocates that technological developments should be determined by their suitability to the society they are intended to serve. The chapter on public subsidy and financial burdens for public transportation heavily emphasizes the fact that the old regulations for public transport fares must be changed so that the revenue from fares can sustain the operational costs of all public transport agencies. The next chapter, the function of intra-city transportation modes identifies the transportation problem in inner- and intra-cities over congestion. The intra-city transportation problem is rising due to the increase of commuters and transportations inability to meet their new needs. The final chapter deals with the movement of passengers and freight and points out that future transportation planning must take into account leisure travel, as well as freight terminals which facilitate the transportation of freight from their terminal to the consumer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Economics

    5-6, Izumi 2-Chomp
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1981 12:00AM