In view of the capital shortage, it must be allocated sparingly to those uses that will best serve to increase the economy's productivity. This article reviews some of the factors that have affected transportation development and identifies some emerging elements that should be considered responsibly by those involved in transportation planning. Transportation is one of the most capital intensive industries. Neither dividing lines between government and private funding nor those between local or state and federal funding have ever been precisely delineated. Roles of private capital and state and local financing seem to be rapidly diminishing; the role of federal financing is increasing. Various facets of freight and passenger transport financing are considered along with political and economic implications.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Weller, J L
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 481-498
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM