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Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011

Trends, policies, data

Transport infrastructure is a vital social and economic asset. Its construction and maintenance absorb significant resources while decisions on infrastructure have impacts that last for decades.

The International Transport Forum has collected statistics on investment and maintenance expenditure in transport infrastructure since the late 1970s. This report presents aggregate trends in inland transport infrastructure investment and maintenance since 1995 and provides data on road, rail, inland waterway, sea port and airport spending for the International Transport Forum member countries for the period 1995-2011.

In preparation for the International Transport Forum’s 2013 Summit on Funding Transport, a survey was carried out to collect information on transport policies in member countries. The report presents broad conclusions on these policies, as well as on infrastructure performance, funding and strategic plans.