Moving Towards Pan-European Transport Policy-a Long Term Exercise in Institutional Change



Moving Towards Pan-European Transport Policy-a Long Term Exercise in Institutional Change

Authors

SCHARLE P, Ministry of Transport, Hungary

Description

This very mathematical title is to express a commonplace in a sophisticated way. Productive, commercial, social, etc. phenomena, activities and processes are almost always and everywhere permeated by transportation. At least three main relationships are s

Abstract

This very mathematical title is to express a commonplace in a sophisticated way. Productive, commercial, social, etc. phenomena, activities and processes are almost always and everywhere permeated by transportation. At least three main relationships are striking in this sense:

- transport systems serve all economic and social activities,

- all members and groups of society are partners or participants in transport,

- social relationships are interwoven with direct displacement actions.

Transport is a field where economic and social deficiencies are reflected or disclosed day by day. Its all-embracing role can be illustrated with worrisome or droll examples. The parasitic use of public services for profitable businesses, the inability to revise unreasonable price structures, the incompatibility between development ambitions and consumption preferences are but signs of mental and pragmatic inconsistencies. Crime in transport is going to be a subject of ECMT transport policy research, while transport in crime is an every day practice often curtained by administrations but showered on the audience of cinemas and TV. Gray or black economy processes ean be statistically detected in transport activities.

Publisher

Association for European Transport