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Future of High Speed Rail – Passenger Growth and Freight Challenges

Plan ahead! Sounds like socialism!

pjvdixon — April 07, 2010 — http://www.globalchange.com Future of high speed rail networks. Competition between railways and airlines. Hubs, stations, power grids, infrastructure all these things matter in planning. Growth of high speed rail in Europe eg France, Germany, Spain and UK compared with China and India. Conflict between freight capacity and logistics infrastructure and passenger trains using same tracks. Long term investment in track and train operations. Subsidies for high speed trains and taxation on vehicles distortions in travel markets. Video comment by keynote conference speaker and author of Sustainagility, Patrick Dixon. Green technology and energy efficiency saving in high speed trains. Innovation and low carbon transport, environmental protection and global warming, helping prevent climate change. Aviation competition and future of airlines, travel, tourism and business success. Transportation requires very long term planning while governments often take a shorter term view.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

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