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A random survey of the state of transportation in TOL’s coverage region. by TOL 26 May 2009 This is the third in a series of articles from the TOL Special Report: Transportation.

• Percentage growth in international air passengers disembarking in the Czech Republic, 1997 to 2007: 200
• Billions of kilometers traveled by road vehicles in Poland in 1970: 13
• Billions of kilometers traveled by road vehicles in Poland in 2005: 150
• Number of fatalities in Albania’s worst air accident: 9
• Illegal oil discharges into the Baltic Sea in 1990: 424
• Illegal oil discharges into the Baltic Sea in 2007: 238




• Percent of the 2.4 million people injured or disabled each year by road traffic accidents in Europe who are Russians: 10
• Percent of the estimated 822 million people in Europe who live in Russia: 17
• Number of air accidents in Russia since 1920: 653
• Percent of Albanian roads in 2007 that were paved: 39
• Estimated number of cars trafficked from the EU annually: 450,000
• Percent of airlines registered in Kyrgyzstan that are banned from flying into the EU: 100




• Number of airlines flying between Dushanbe and Moscow in 2005: 2
• Rank, in cost, of the Moscow to Dushanbe route among flights out of Moscow in 2005: 1
• Rate of vehicle ownership in Albania, per 1,000 people, in 2007: 90
• Average rate of vehicle ownership in Europe, per 1,000 people, in 2007: 600
• Passenger cars in use in Hungary in 1970: 239,000
• Passenger cars in use in Hungary in 2005: 2,889,000


Photo by Balint Fejer.

• Rail passengers, in millions, in Croatia in 1997: 17
• Rail passengers, in millions, in Croatia in 2007: 63
• Amount of duty, in euros, on an imported used car with a 1.5 liter engine after last year’s duty increase in Russia: 4,050
• Percent decrease in auto production by Avtovaz in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the first quarter of 2008: 71
• Number of production-related Avtovaz workers laid off during the same period: 0




• Estimated percentage increase expected, in millions of barrels per day, in trans-Caspian oil shipments from Aktau, Kazakhstan, to Baku when the Kashagan oil field starts producing: 100
• Estimated amount of oil, in millions of barrels per day, that will be shipped from Kuryk, Kazakhstan, to Baku when the Kashagan oil field starts producing: 760,000

Sources: European Union list of banned airlines, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Czech Statistical Office, OECD, World Health Organization, Aircraft Crashes Records Office, World Bank, International Union of Railways, U.S. Energy Information Administration
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