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become a popular idea with this audience if they can serve not only individuals but national productivity. The
executive director for the American High-Speed Rail Alliance, Mary Ellen Curto, sees high-speed rails as a means
of productivity and global competitiveness. She claims that as roadways and air travel become more congested, a
high-speed rail could relieve some tension on distribution channels. High-speed rails may not be effective in every
part of the U.S., but in densely populated areas, a national high-speed rail system could develop into part of a
positive business model, becoming not only a sustainable option but a profitable one.) Rail attracts riders and is a reduced cost that is affordable
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)
[Rail promotes superior urban form and will attract new riders. It is very necessary to develop a commuter rail
system using the existing network of the Indian Railways’ backbone and integrate the new metro system and...
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