THE LEGACY OF THE LONG SHORT TERM 1855-1955

The institutional environment in which a transport system operates is as much a determinant of its form and efficiency as are the physical and economic constraints on its development. The dominant concern of speakers at this forum is with positive means of action aimed at extracting the greatest degree of efficiency from the existing infrastructure and available uncommitted resources. It would be useful, however, if planners attempting to remedy the shortcomings of the Victorian Railway system realize the ramifications of the political parameters which constrained its development, operation and attempts at rationalisation. For it is those same parameters which have long encouraged the adoption of short term solutions to the problems of unwanted competition as an alternative to positive measures to finance and support development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Victorian Ministry of Transport

    570 Bourke Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Aron, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM