Thursday, April 16, 2009

Obama Champions High Speed Rail Networks

I can't remember a US president ever making such a serious pitch for high speed rail as Barack Obama has done today.

It's a tremendous development - with major implications for the country's transport, energy and environmental policies - if he can get the measures passed and the funding agreed.

It's probably too fanciful an idea, but it would be great to imagine that such networks could further stimulate the development of genuine trans-European high speed lines as serious alternatives to short haul flying.

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