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Information and Telecommunications Technology – Factor of Sustainable Rail Development


  • Gheorghe-Stelian Balan

    () (SC ALSTOM Transport SA)

  • Mariana Balan

    () (Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy)

  • Raluca Ioana Iorgulescu

    () (Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy)


Among today’s modes of transportation, rail remains of great interest because of its explicit advantages arising from the fact that it is the least polluting and most environmentally friendly. These are just some of the reasons why, in recent years, the European Union strategies seek to develop and implement programs to revive Community’s rail transport. The paper makes a brief analysis of the economic impact of the implementation of information and telecommunication technologies in railway transport, technologies that can contribute significantly to the achievement of sustainable, competitive and reliable transport

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  • Gheorghe-Stelian Balan & Mariana Balan & Raluca Ioana Iorgulescu, 2013. "Information and Telecommunications Technology – Factor of Sustainable Rail Development," Hyperion Economic Journal, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Hyperion University of Bucharest, Romania, vol. 1(4), pages 54-61, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:hyp:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:4:p:54-61

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    railway; ICT; sustainable development; sustainable transport; transport strategy;

    JEL classification:

    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General


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