Rail Transit Policy of the European Union and Estonia: Objectives and Outcome

In this paper, the author looks at how the national transportation policy in Estonia has taken into account the privatization of the country’s railway infrastructure and if there has been full use made of the economic benefits that could be derived from privatization. The author examines five primary objectives of Estonian rail transportation policy and verifies their compliance with the EU objectives. The objectives studied include: 1) institutional separation; 2) opening the rail transportation market; 3) increasing the share of rail transportation; 4) increasing the volume of investments; and, 5) access charging and financial sustainability. The author concludes that benefits that could be drawn from privatization have not been reached.


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  • Accession Number: 01043030
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2007 12:36PM