Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ

Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ

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Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to America's Transportation gridlock DJ
 
Super Trains By Joseph Vranich Solutions to Americas Transportation Gridlock  SuperTrains
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket HAS A PLASTIC COVERING  
Copyright 1991
406 Pages  Indexed
Table Of Contents
Foreword By Tom ClancyVi
1 All Aboard, America!2
2 Overseas Race On Rails24
3 Green Light For Floating Trains86
4 Breakthrough!138
5 Waiting At The Station188
6 Bullet Trains For Amtrak?226
7 Winglock!264
8 Trains: Sparing Environmental Harm314
9 The Inevitable Debut   360
Epilogue: A 21st Century Ride382
Further Reading393
Acknowledgments395
Index  397

The United States is more than a decade behind its primary economic competitors, the Europeans and the Japanese, in its development of  high-speed rail transportation. The French Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV), the British Rail Intercity, and Japan's Shinkansen line have finally become harbingers of bullet-train routes soon to travel along America's densely populated commuter corridors. Linking vast distances, cruising between 100 and 300 miles per hour, high-speed trains have generated awe and a sense of envy at the effortless travel opportunities of its riders. Why has it taken the U.S. so long to consider the rapid, energy-efficient, and environmentally sound high speed train as a viable transportation option?
Joseph Vranich examines the impeccable safety record and brilliant simplicity of trains like the TGV, the German ICE, the Italian ETR-500, the Swedish X-2000, as well as the famed Japanese bullet and maglev trains. From conventional high-speed trains to maglevs, this call-to-action study makes the case for a sound reevaluation of the nation's transportation policies.
Vranich also unveils the controversies these trains inspire: how some states are bucking Washington by planning their own train systems, the devastating pollution and gluttonous oil use resulting from excessive dependence on highways, and hidden aviation and highway subsidies. It offers a scathing look at Washington's misleading reports about trains prepared by those suspiciously dedicated to more highways and airports; more traffic, congestion, and  waste; and less innovation. Supertrains offers a thoughtful and long-awaited account of a more efficient future.

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