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  United States  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