S encompassing such global challenges as promoting

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ntly began to surge ahead in high-tech industries such as solar power and also, it turns out, high-speed rail. Measuring the scale of Europe’s transformation is a simple matter. In 10 years, neighboring countries linking up with France’s TGV have connected over 100 destinations across Europe and high speed trains have effectively supplemented the once-bustling air shuttles between many EU capitals: Trains linking Paris, London, The Hague and Brussels cover the distances in an hour or two, faster than any airliner. The international media focus on the recent three-day breakdown of the Eurostar service between London and the continent reflects the growing importance of this rail link. In his new book Europe’s Promise, Steven Hill writes that comparing Europe’s rail system with that of the U.S. is like “comparing a professional major league team with one in the minors.” But Barack Obama’s election has finally offered hope. The prospect of investment in high speed rail technology will have...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online