High-Speed Rail and Sustainability

High-Speed Rail and Sustainability

Author: Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317485841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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High speed rail (HSR) is being touted as a strategic investment for connecting people across regions, while also fostering prosperity and smart urban growth. However, as its popularity increases, its implementation has become contentious with various parties contesting the validity of socioeconomic and environmental objectives put forward as justification for investment. High Speed Rail and Sustainability explores the environmental, economic and social effects of developing a HSR system, presenting new evaluations of the proposed system in California in the US as well as lessons from international experience. Drawing upon the accumulated experience from past HSR system development around the world, leading experts present a diverse set of perspectives as well as diverse contexts of implementation. Assessments of the California case as well as cases from Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, China, and the UK show how governments and stakeholders have bridged the gap between the vision and the realities of connecting metropolitan regions through HSR. This is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the areas of urban planning, civil engineering, transportation and environmental design.

Evaluating High-Speed Rail

Evaluating High-Speed Rail

Author: Daniel Albalate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317301998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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High-speed Rail (HSR) is a technological transportation advance that has raised the interest of policy makers and researchers worldwide. The study of High-speed Rail is a recent phenomenon but has received increasing attention due to the extension of this mode of transportation around the globe. Evaluating High-Speed Rail contains some of the most recent and cutting edge studies on HSR from different disciplines. The book is organized around a variety of key topics related to the evaluation of High Speed Rail projects and experiences. These topics include: the economic appraisal and evaluation of High-Speed Rail projects; the evaluation of indirect and direct effects of High-Speed Rail; its territorial, redistributive and environmental impacts; its contribution or limitation to urban growth; and the management of challenges created by the arrival of High-Speed Rail lines to core cities. It also covers the contribution of High-Speed Rail to tourism and its impact on intermodal competition, with especial consideration to air transportation. Chapters analyse the expected effects of introducing on-track competition and designing public-private contracts to develop new lines. This cutting-edge volume offers rigorous analysis from top researchers in the field with a clear intention to deliver policy implications and provide the latest analysis on the impact of High Speed Rail. This book is suitable for students and academics interested in transportation infrastructure, economic impacts of public investments, mobility, planning and urban affairs, as well as researchers and policy makers in the transportation and infrastructure sector.

California High Speed Rail - The Broken Tracks of Communication

California High Speed Rail - The Broken Tracks of Communication

Author: Nathalie Nguyen

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1032336416

Category:

Page:

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Proposition 1A, 0́−Safe, Reliable, High 0́3Speed Passenger Train Bond Act0́+ was passed on November 8, 2008. Fifty-two percent of Californians voted to issue $10 billion in bonds to fund the clean, efficient, and safe high-speed train service, which is known today as the California High Speed Rail system (CHSR). The rail system will provide a mass transit system up and down the state of California if constructed, planned, and funded successfully. This paper analyzes the City and County of Merced0́9s approach to planning for this highspeed rail while engaging in public discussion with the California High Speed Rail Authorities (CHSRA) at a state level. The Merced project is a case study of the developing policy and statewide vision for the CHSR project and highlights the interaction between different government spheres. The conclusion of this paper argues that the goals of the state will not prove to be successful at a regional and local level as this high-speed rail project continues.