Selected Issues in Poland's Transport Policy in the 1990s



Selected Issues in Poland's Transport Policy in the 1990s

Authors

RYDZKOWSKI W and WOJEWODZKA-KROL K, University of Gdansk, Poland

Description

Among the issues of the transport development policy the following seem particularly important:

Abstract

Among the issues of the transport development policy the following seem particularly important:

* the development of transport infrastructure,

* financing the transport development,

*shaping the branch structure of transportation systems so as to gradually conform

Polish transport to the transport systems of the EU countries, with particular consideration given to Poland's main partners in trade and the neighbouring countries.

The above mentioned issues are closely connected with one another, as solving the problem of financing sources is a determining factor in developing transport infrastructure, which is the most capital-consuming element in transportation systems. On the other hand, effective transformations in the branch structure of the transportation system may be achieved through the development of infrastructure.

The development of infrastructure faces serious obstacles not only at the times of economic crises, but also when economic transformations are under way. The lack of spectacular success in this area of development in the Poland of the 1990s does not cause any surprise. However, the transportation sector is obviously becoming a major factor in slowing down Poland's economic development and impairing co-operation with foreign business. Such a situation calls for effective action to be taken for the development of the transportation sector in Poland.

Publisher

Association for European Transport