Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Economic assessment of the development of road transport infrastructure in rural areas

Vol. 16, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2018

Received: 31 July 2017

Received in revised form: 21 October 2017

Accepted: 17 November 2017

Available online: 16 January 2018


JEL Classification: I114, I115, R23

Pages: 184–196

Polukhina M.G. Orel State Agrarian University named after N.V. Parakhin, Orel, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject This article discusses the problems of development of transport infrastructure of rural territories.
Objectives The article aims to develop and substantiate the priority directions of rural areas development on the basis of the analysis of road and transport infrastructure at the federal and regional levels.
Methods For the study, I used methods of analysis and synthesis, comparative and logical analysis methods, and the monographical method. The Federal State Statistics Service data were used for comparison of transport infrastructure indices.
Conclusions In all regions of the Central Federal District, including the Orel oblast, the key problem is the construction of country roads close to the roads of regional importance. This requires effective implementation of existing rural development programs.

Keywords: rural territory, sustainable development, road, transport infrastructure


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