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The Transit Agreement. A Preliminary Assessment

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  • Wilfried Puwein

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In a report completed in late 1997, the EU Commission found that the measures of the Transit Agreement were an effective means to reduce the environmental burden caused by truck transit through Austria. Yet in spite of the ceiling set on overall transit rates, truck traffic on the Brenner route continued to grow. Before expiry of the Transit Agreement, but by the end of 2003 at the latest, measures need to be taken to achieve a sustainable solution for the transit traffic problem in the sensitive Alpine region.

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  • Wilfried Puwein, 1998. "The Transit Agreement. A Preliminary Assessment," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 3(2), pages 85-94, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:1998:i:2:p:85-94
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