North-Eastern Europe is a peripheral area around the Baltic Sea. In some parts, i.e. Scandinavia, high standards of living, including developed transportation systems, exist when at the same time rapid changes in the way of living - Poland, the Baltic countries and Russia - are ongoing. Transportation policies in the European Union (EU) are caught between demands for improved mobility and the concern of environmental protection. In the former socialist countries the environmental issues are subdued by the demand for efficient transportation. A fixed road and rail connection between Denmark and Sweden will change the transportation geography of the western part of the area. The integration of the Baltic states and Poland to EU will within a few years change the economic and transportation structure. After a short presentation of the current geography and history the current European transportation landscape is described and current transportation policies are reviewed. Then some topics on the major changes during the last decennia as well as future studies will be presented.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • HIMANEN, V
  • Publication Date: 2000-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2000 12:00AM