Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

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Transcontinental Infrastructure Needs to 2030/50 explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures --  ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades.  The report uses projections and scenarios to assess the broader economic outlook and future infrastructure requirements, and examines the options for financing these, not least against the backdrop of the economic recession and financial crisis which have significantly modified the risks and potential rewards associated with major infrastructure projects.  Building on numerous in-depth case studies from Europe, North America and Asia, the report offers insights into the economic prospects for these key facilities and identifies policy options for improved gateway and corridor infrastructure in the future.



Rail infrastructure needs to 2030

Background to global estimates

The revised estimates of rail “new construction” requirements (including new rail track and track maintenance) extend and update the infrastructure (rail and road) capital stock projections in the Infrastructure to 2030 report (OECD, 2006). The approach adopted generally followed the methodology outlined in Chapter 4 of the Report, as prepared by David Stambrook, which was based on World Bank methodology (Fay and Yepes, 2003). A number of improvements were made and some of the original assumptions were adjusted and updated to fine-tune the work and help improve the assessments.


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