This report describes the different means used within the transport sector in order to achieve various purposes of transport policy. A systematization affecting the different parts of transport has been made: (1) means within the transport infrastructure, e.g. Decisions of investment, regulations for the utilization of the infrastructure and pricing for the use of transport installations, (2) means within the organization and operation of haulage businesses, e.g. social regulations, public service duty and administrative control, and (3) means affecting the transport market, e.g. Control of establishment, capacity control and price control. The state influence upon the transport sector varies in different countries. An inventory has here been made of the basic principles of transport policy in England, France, West Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden and USA (federal) as well as of the most important means of transport policy applied in these transport market, e.g. control of establishment, capacity analysed. The lack of sufficiently defined and quantified purposes of transport policy of the different countries leads to contradictions and obscurity as regards the utilization of the means. This prevents satisfactory results from being achieved, in particular concerning the co-ordination of utilization of different means of transport. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Valhallavagen 79
    Stockholm,   Sweden  100 44
  • Authors:
    • Tramon, E
  • Publication Date: 1979


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Meddelande No. 49 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM