In: Geografický časopis, vol. 55, no. 3
Rok, strany: 2003, 223 - 233
transport development projects, regional disparities, less favoured regions, Hungary
In the late 1990s Hungary as a candidate country for EU membership, worked out several transport development projects in the field of rail, road, inland water and air transport, which are fit the long term strategic goals of transport development policy of the European Union. Therefore, these projects must be supported financially by the instruments of the ISPA. The main goals of these projects instruments are very useful for the renewal of certain parts of the underdeveloped Hungarian transport infrastructure on one hand, but they concentrate only on the main radial arteries of the rail and road network and mainly on the Danube ports on the other. For this reason, these projects strengthen the existing radial structure of the Hungarian transport network and contribute to the long term economic prosperity of Budapest. Other problems with these projects are that they do not help construction or technical renewal of existing or new transverse axes with international functions in the rail and road transport and also do not give financial support to the construction of new bridges over the Danube. But these new roads would offer alternative transit routes through Hungary and would enable much closer connections between the eastern and western parts of Hungary. These development projects must be worked out with a modified structure and must be harmonized with the long-term national objectives of regional development in the future.
Tiner, T. 2003. The Hungarian ISPA strategy for the transport infrastructure and its effects on regional development. In Geografický časopis, vol. 55, no.3, pp. 223-233. ISSN 0016-7193.
Tiner, T. (2003). The Hungarian ISPA strategy for the transport infrastructure and its effects on regional development. Geografický časopis, 55(3), 223-233. ISSN 0016-7193.