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Transportation Issues Series Discussion Paper


April 1986 - June 1987


Transport Issues Series Discussion Papers are informal publication of the World Bank. They disseminate recent experiences and innovations in the World Bank's transport sector operations.


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Evaluation of incentives for efficiency in road maintenance organization : the U.K. experience (English)

This discussion paper reviews and evaluates the productivity and cost effectiveness of direct labor operations of the county highway authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) and traces the development and cost effectivenss of work-study based bonus incentive schemes for highway maintenance labor in UK since 1960. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP4 JUN 30, 1987

Cox, Brian E.

Issues in agricultural marketing and transport due to government intervention (English)

This paper analyses the effects of various economic policies on the transport and agricultural sectors. It also examines the effects of government interventions in one of these sectors on the performance of the other. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP7 MAY 31, 1987

Beenhaker, Henri L. Disclosed

Transportation sector bibliography (English)

This document is an annotated bibliography of the works produced in the transportation sector of the World Bank up to the end of 1986. It is the first of a series with updates planned for each year. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP8 APR 30, 1987

Dhareshwar, Ashok M Disclosed

Transport and environment : a review of current policies and procedures (English)

Although most Bank transport projects rarely create measurable disturbances to the ecological system, there are occasions when such projects can raise important environmental issues. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP6 MAR 31, 1987

Heggie, Ian G. Disclosed

Procedures for evaluating traffic capacity and improvements to road geometry (English)

The geometric standards of a road, such as width, minimum curve radius and maximum grades, can have a major effect on the costs of road construction and maintenance, and the speed, safety and vehicle operating costs experienced by those who travel on the road. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP3 FEB 01, 1987

Hoban, Christopher J.

Improving equipment management in highway authorities in developing countries (English)

The efficiency of equipment management and usage is very low in many parts of the developing world. This is typically manifested in low equipment availability and utilization, causing severe economic losses. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP2 JUL 01, 1986

Harral, Clell G; Eaton, James W

An appraisal of highway maintenance by contract in developing countries (English)

The introduction of competitive practices in the performance of routine maintenance operations is gaining strength in many countries. In some cases, the move to contracting has been motivated by the rapid growth of maintenance needs, which exceeded available resources; in others, the contracting out of routine maintenance was motivated by the presence of intractable obstacles to the development of effective force account organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) TRP1 APR 30, 1986

Harral, Clell G; Henriod, Ernesto E; Graziano, Peter Disclosed