TRANSPORT MODES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT

Report on the economic aspects of various transport modes, and the advisability of using them, according to the problems to be dealt with. The report begins with a discussion of the two contradictory theories, relating to the economic advisability of development, either by means of solutions with a strong capitalistic factor through high rates of employment and productivity, or through a weak capitalistic factor and low productivity. A review is then made of the various transport modes: 1) railways; 2) road transport; 3) air transport; 4) pipelines; 5) waterborne transport; 6) passenger transport and research according to technologies, investment costs, operating characteristics of each, conditions regarding competitivity, and the cases in which each is most suitable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 150 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Economics
  • Subject Areas: Economics; Railroads;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ST/ECA/127 Brochure
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM