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.
United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs
New York, NY United States 10017
- Publication Date: 1970
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: Economics
- Subject Areas: Economics; Railroads;
- 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