This article discusses the four main transport modes within which it is considered a national and European transport policy needs to be developed. Loads carried by sea and air are felt to form a small part of the total, leaving the main area of competition between road and rail. Environmental problems with all modes are considered important, and the need to provide adequate motorway links between the major channel ports and the rest of the motorway network with these problems in mind is stressed. It is felt that a national transport policy, within the framework of a realistic pricing policy, must aim at achieving a balance of direct economic and indirect environmental advantage. Reference is made to the heavy commercial vehicles (controls and regulations) act, 1973, and its influence on transport policy. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
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  • Accession Number: 00134306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM