The theme of Canadian transportation policy has changed with time. In appraising the present status, it is suggested the basic goal should be provision of transportation service of required types and qualities at lowest cost. This should mean not using more economic resources than the minimum necessary to meet the nation's needs. The roles of economic regulation, infrastructure investment, crown corporations and operating subsidies are investigated for each mode. Alternative models for transportation policy are then described. It is recommended that a comprehensive research agenda for policy development be devised since all previous evaluations have been partial and superficial. Policy until now has tended to drift with events.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • MUNRO, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM