TRANSPORT AND NATIONAL GOALS

TRANSPORT PLANNING IS CLOSELY RELATED TO MANY ASPECTS OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY. MERELY WEIGHING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF MOVING PEOPLE AND GOODS IS NOT ENOUGH. THE POSSIBILITIES OF TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN TRANSPORT INVESTMENT AND OTHER CAPITAL INVESTMENTS MUST BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. MOREOVER, SINCE TRANSPORT EXPENDITURES OFTEN HAVE IMPORTANT EFFECTS ON OTHER ECONOMIC PROGRAMS, WHAT MAY APPEAR TO BE AN EFFICIENT TRANSPORT INVESTMENT WHEN VIEWED IN ISOLATION MAY BE INEFFICIENT WHEN VIEWED IN THE BROADER CONTEXT OF NATION PLANNING. THE AUTHORS EXPLORE SOME OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NATIONAL GOALS AND TRANSPORT DECISIONS AND BETWEEN POLITICS AND ECONOMIC PLANNING. THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS ARE CONCERNED WITH TRADE-OFF SITUATIONS WHEN MORE INVESTMENT IN SOME NONTRANSPORT SECTOR MEANS THAT LESS TRANSPORT IS NEEDED. THE SECOND SECTION OF THE VOLUME ILLUSTRATES CASES WHERE TRANSPORT INVESTMENT IS A FACTOR INPUT TO OTHER PROCESSES AND THUS THE AMOUNT OF TRANSPORT REQUIRED IS A SUBORDINATE DECISION. THE FINAL TWO CHAPTERS DEAL WITH THE POLITICAL DIMENSION OF THE TRANSPORT DECISION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Haefele, E T
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00201648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 201 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM