Accession Number:

ADA274198

Title:

The European Transportation System: Adoption of a Market-Oriented Approach

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

INDIANA UNIV AT BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF WEST EUROPEAN STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

As Europe moves towards the Twenty-First Century and the realization of a continent without internal frontiers, the importance of a transport policy which supports the goals of an economically united Europe increases dramatically. No longer can the European Community simply rely upon the twelve member nations individual transport policies to support the transport needs of a united continent acting as a single economic market. It is important to implement an efficient transport policy, under one unified transport body, which will allow the free movement of persons, goods and services. While the existing transport systems and policies of Member Countries more or less satisfactorily supported their respective countries transport requirements and regulation, the systems and policies were never intended to be merged together. Transport infrastructure, equipment and regulations differ from country to country and do not always work efficiently together. The task of unifying Europes transport policies and systems into one efficient unit is extremely difficult and complex. Will Europe eventually transform into one transport market through deregulation and privatization with the European Community as the main catalyst To answer that question it is necessary to look at the beginnings of the European Communitys Common Transport Policy, the road blocks already hurdled and the current results of deregulation and privatization within Europes transport market.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE