Railroad Construction Opportunities in an Age of Global Warming and Peak Oil

The problems of global warming and peak oil will lead to a reduction of dependence on fossil fuels and automobiles. There is compelling evidence that it will soon be necessary to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to conserve oil. The changes will require a shift to different modes of transport, particularly, rail for intercity freight and travel, and mass transit for transportation in urban areas. The construction industry must begin to prepare for an environment where there will be a decreasing emphasis on highway construction and more emphasis on the construction of high-speed rail alternatives.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 2420-2428
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World

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  • Accession Number: 01503146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412329
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:22PM