THE NECESSITY OF TRANSPORT CRISES FOR CERTAIN CARRIERS FROM A GENERAL ECONOMIC POINT OF VIEW
DIE NOTWENDIGKEIT VON VERKEHRSKRISEN BESTIMMTER VERKEHRSTRAGER AUS GESAMTWIRTSCHAFTLICHER SICHT
The Author shows that all forms of transport possess a technical superiority which gives them precedence so far as the demand for transport is concerned, and enables them to withstand all competition. Subsequently, progress from a general point of view results in an alteration of the demand. The old forms of transport become increasingly unsuitable, from a technical point of view, for the carriage of the goods to be transported, or for meeting the requirements of senders in regard to quality, and, at the same time, these handicaps render their development more difficult. The result is that a process of adaptation of the system of transport to the demand takes place, through successive crises. Nevertheless, the author considers that it is impossible to abandon any given form of transport, because the remaining forms are incapable of absorbing the entire volume, or certain descriptions, of the traffic which the former carries. The author draws various conclusions from his report concerning tariffs, as well as the future of the railways and inland waterways.
- Wohramann, R
- Publication Date: 1972-12
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Annales Suisses d'Economie des Transports
- Issue Number: 4
- Accession Number: 00048266
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 11 1976 12:00AM