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The economics and politics of high-speed rail : lessons from experiences abroad

Author: Daniel Albalate; Germa Bel i Queralt
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Economics and Politics of High Speed Rail: Lessons from Experiences Abroad, by Daniel Albalate and Germà Bel, introduces the main questions policy makers and scholars should examine when considering and studying HSR implementation, with particular emphasis on the US's recent interest in this technology and possible application in California. This study is a rigorous investigation of the economic and political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012013843
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Albalate; Germa Bel i Queralt
ISBN: 9780739171240 0739171240 9780739171240 9780739190685 0739190687 9781280819933 1280819936
OCLC Number: 844089080
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 193 pages :) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: Development of the high speed rail in the world --
High speed rail in the us: an overview of the debate --
High speed rail: the analytical framework --
Japan: Shinkansen --
France: Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) --
Germany: Neubaustrecken --
Spain: Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) --
China: Zhongguó gaosù tielù --
Other experiences: Italy, Korea, and Taiwan --
Lessons from international experiences --
Conclusions: desires, beliefs, and reality.
Responsibility: Daniel Albalate and Germà Bel.

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The Economics and Politics of High Speed Rail: Lessons from Experiences Abroad, by Daniel Albalate and Germà Bel, introduces the main questions policy makers and scholars should examine when considering and studying HSR implementation, with particular emphasis on the US's recent interest in this technology and possible application in California. This study is a rigorous investigation of the economic and political challenges and ramifications of implementing new public transportation technology and its effects on taxpayers.</spa.

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