RAILWAY AND ITS INCREASING ROLE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Issues involved in economic choice of transport mode are analyzed, particularly with respect to developing nations. It is concluded that both rail and road modes have their place with railroads particularly adapted to high density freight traffic taking into consideration economy of land, manpower and energy. Pricing policy and traffic allocation should reflect short-run and long-term marginal social costs of necessary inputs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seminar on Transport Planning in Developing Countries held from 11 to 13, July 1978, during the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting at the University of Warwick, England. Co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    109 Bedford Chambers, 4 King Street
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MAJUMDAR, J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 107-120

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Seminar F Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM