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ITF Transport Outlook 2013

Funding Transport

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The ITF Transport Outlook 2013 presents and discusses global scenarios concerning the development of transport volumes through 2050. The analysis highlights the impact of alternative economic growth scenarios on passenger and freight flows and the consequences of rapid urbanisation outside the OECD . Under any scenario, transport volumes grow very strongly in non-OECD regions, and curbing negative side-effects (including greenhouse gas emissions, local pollution and congestion) is a major challenge. The Outlook also discusses the challenge of establishing sustainable funding mechanisms for the transport infrastructure, emphasising the need for long run funding strategies in a context of growing global investment demand. The Outlook includes a comprehensive statistical annex.

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Transport and the macroeconomy – current situation and near term expectations

International Transport Forum

This chapter reviews some of the recent trends in economic development, trade and transport. Based on historical data on gross domestic product, trade and global transport together with near term economic projections, the chapter discusses some of the main expectations for freight and passenger transport for the near-term future. It discusses the recent observation of a shift of economic mass to emerging economies and provides evidence of some rebalancing of trade and transport flows. The chapter also reviews trends in car use in high-income economies and highlights rising uncertainty over future mobility choices.

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