This article describes transport developments in Germany after reunification. It has become evident for some time that there is insufficient finance to implement all of Germany's ambitious transport reform plans, especially on the roads. Shortage of funds could even threaten the German Unity programme of 17 priority road, rail, and waterway transport projects now in progress. The German Government hopes to attract more private finance to fill the financial gap for transport projects. There is also a dispute between Germany and its partners about the new five-nation road toll union for trucks. However, Germany's transport achievements since October 1990 have been remarkable. Many motorways and trunk roads in East Germany have been upgraded or expanded with about 3000km of rail track replaced or expanded, and over 700km electrified. Baltic roll-on roll-off ferry business and inland waterway transport have been expanding.


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  • Pagination: p. 28-31
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  • Accession Number: 00711256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM