'Glossy' EU Rail Projects Ignore Needed Suburban Rail Service
Hans Rat, secretary-general of the International Association for Public Transport (UITP) , said that the EU focused much too much on 'glossy' trans-European projects, such as high-speed trains. He stressed that it needed to re-direct its attention towards regional projects that play a 'decisive role' for the revitalisation of cities and the improvement of public transport services.
EurActiv.com, 10 January 2007 - Focusing on "glossy" international rail
projects could hinder the development of suburban railways that are essential to
tackle congestion and environmental problems in European cities, according to
With climate change and environmental issues topping the EU agenda, there is
an increasing focus on the need to develop more energy-efficient means of
transport, including rail.
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