A global rail revival is under way, kicked off by a series of transport crises including smog and traffic jams. Although the advantages of trains have become more compelling than ever, a lasting shift to greater rail use will come only if governments reform today's lopsided transport subsidies, integrate various transport modes, and encourage wiser land use--everyone, not just train riders, will benefit. This book discusses the future of rail transportation in the following sections: Introduction; Ten Advantages of Rail; A Transport Turnaround; Reinventing the Rails; Cars or Trains: A Closer Look at Costs; and Keeping the Revival on Track.

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    Worldwatch Institute

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  • Authors:
    • Lowe, M D
  • Publication Date: 1994-4


  • English

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00672479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 187807119X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Worldwatch Paper 118
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1995 12:00AM