summer 2011

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Unformatted text preview: ents. No American companies are given contracts to build trains in Italy, Japan, China, or anywhere else in the world, yet foreign companies will likely be the only honest bidders when American contracts go up for bidding.We can use high-speed rail to rebuild our economy and give this country a real future. We can do it, if we are willing to do it. We need the political will to stand up to the global community, to the WTO, and tell them that these contracts will only go to American companies and American workers. We need the will to realize that “free” and “open” markets are a fool’s goal and a fool’s errand. We need the will to change course midstream. Answers to: PPPs Perm Solves Perm Solves: State and PPP cooperation Sitharam, Chairman India’s Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning, 2012 (T.G., Deccan Herald, http://www.deccanherald.com/content/260945/commuter-train-track-take-future.html ; DKE) [The challenges for Bangalore rail system are enhancing the existing capacities of the rail systems using newer technologies, some of the infrastructure, including coaches and signaling systems, and increasing the rate of return on the dem...
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