TRANSPORTATION IN GERMANY: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
planning - history, mode - rail, mode - mass transit
Transit, Railways, Railroads, Public transit, Political factors, Political aspects, Mass transit, Local transit, History, Germany
This article gives an overview of the present transport situation in the Federal Republic of Germany in light of historical developments. It shows that most of the present problems have their roots in earlier political decisions and that billions of U.S. dollars were and will be wasted for prestigious investment projects of which the economic feasibility was never correctly assessed. This article also deals with the issue of transforming two national railway companies into one commercial enterprise and delegating the responsibility for national railway public companies into one commercial enterprise and delegating the responsibility for national railway public transport to local authorities. The author takes a critical view of the past and present developments.
Baron, P, (1995). TRANSPORTATION IN GERMANY: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 29, Issue 1, p. 9-20.