Accession Number:

AD0604077

Title:

TRANSPORTATION,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1952-12-17

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The volume of traffic freight and passenger in the USSR is second only to the United States, and the 1928-1952 percentage rates of growth are considerably in excess of U.S. tempos. Expressed in relative terms that is, in tonkilometers expended per unit of output, the transport requirements of the USSR exceed those of all the principal powers of the world. The size of Soviet transportation is a reflection in part of the scale of productive activity. But it also stems from the physical dimensions of the country some two and one-half times the area of the United States and the uneven distribution of population and resources. The substantial rise in the relative volume of traffic which occurred under the Soviet regime is due in part to an increase in the average length of haul, which occurred as a result of the expansion of the economically useable territory. In addition, the widening of market relations meant that an increasing percentage of total output enters the transport system. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE