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internationalCongress : Congestion and Fares

25th January 1957
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TRAFFIC congestion, and means for I improving conditions for public transport, will he discussed in a paper which Mr. E. Nielsen, general manager of Copenhagen Tramways, is to give at this year's congress of theinternationat Union of Public Transport. The Congress will be held in Hamburg and Berlin from August 29 to September 6.

Mr. R. Maestreili, general manager of the Milan municipal transport undertaking, will present a paper on new developments to relieve congestion. Among other things-, this will cover underground roads and tramways.

Two aspects of fares will be covered by Mr. B. B. C. Felix, director-general of N.V. Gemengd Bedrijf Haagsche Tramweg Maatschappij, 's Gravenhage. He will discuss the relation between fares and receipts and expenses of public transport undertakings, and the reduction in expenses through fare systems and methods of collection in one-man operation.

Mr, L. Lagarrigue, director of Reseau Routier de la Regie Autonome des Transports. Parisiens, Paris, will give a report on progress in motorbus construction and present trends.


DELIVERIES of oil fuel to vehicle operators from January to September last year were 11.7 per cent, higher than in the corresponding period of 1955, whereas consumption of petrol rose by 2.1 per cent. Actual tonnages used in the first nine months of last year were 1,321,795 of oil fuel and 4,844,855 of petrol.

These figures have been issued by the Petroleum Information Bureau. Although petrol consumption rose as a whole, deliveries of standard-grade fuel dropped by 0.4 per cent. Commercial consumers took 248,456 tons of premium grades of petrol frern JanuarySeptember, 1956, compared with 242,540 tons in the corresponding .period of 1955. The respective tonnages of standard grads were 1,153,561 and 1,240,381.

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