Land transport policy directions in North America

This paper summarises the major issues and challenges in transportation and transport policies in North America. The focus is on Canada and the United States, with only brief mention of Mexico. Comparisons with or implications for Australia are mentioned where possible. The paper begins with a background review of similarities and differences between Australia and Canada and the U.S.: this includes similarities and differences in history, culture, technology, economic structure, and political structure. And they share several global trends that affect the economy and transport system, including ideas about appropriate transport policies and governing instruments. The paper then reviews selected trends and developments for various transport modes, particularly land transport modes: motor transport, rail and urban transportation issues. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214666.


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  • Accession Number: 01050557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 1877040568
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:38PM