High-Speed Rail Gains Steam Worldwide

Opinion, by Eduardo Athayde

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While awaiting for the Brazilian high-speed rail (HSR) between the mega-cities of Rio and São Paulo, it's interesting to overview what is happening worldwide.

HSR surges around the world, and the number of countries running these trains is expected to nearly double over the next few years, according to new research by the Worldwatch Institute. By 2014, high-speed trains will be operating in nearly 24 countries . . .

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