The object of the paper is to analyse public investment in the different modes of transport in Canada, investment which has shown an annual deficit of $1.5 billion in recent years. An investigation is made into the profitability of road, rail, marine and air transport, including facilities such as airports, roads and harbours. Taking 1968 as the base year is found that of total costs of $18.3 billion, road accounted for $14 billion. This deficit was much larger than that of any other mode but only 3.7 per cent of its costs compared with rail 25.5% and air 9.3%. The degree of cost recovery was a result of transport policies based on social objectives such as regional development and national unity as well as efficiency. /TRRL/

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    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street, Aldwych
    London WC2A 2AE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HARITOS, Z
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00134309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM