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Supertrains: Solutions to America's Transportation Gridlock

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In a critically acclaimed, call-for-action book, transportation expert Vranich explores the numerous transportation problems in the U.S. and offers a hopeful glimpse into a possible era of responsible energy efficient travel. Illus.
Paperback, 422 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published December 1st 1991)
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Eric_W
Dec 03, 2009 Eric_W rated it it was amazing
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Joseph Vranich, in Supertrains: Solutions to America's Gridlock describes how virtually every other industrial nation in the world has developed high speed rail lines to solve the problems of moving people without using vast amounts of land and at reasonable cost.
The French and German experience is instructive. TGV (Tres Grande Vitesse) trains in France now cruise at 200 mph and have been tested at speeds of over 300 mph at 10 times the efficiency of airplanes. The TGV has been consistently pro
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