The worlds leading economies are giving the us a run

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Unformatted text preview: to be the undisputed world leader in transportation innovation. In 1918, U.S. troops built a rail yard in La Rochelle, France, to build trains for troop transports during World War I. Today, the train factory is still in operation, used by the French company Alstom Transport to manufacture high-speed trains that can speed along at 225 mph—faster than any rail line in the U.S. is equipped to handle. La Rochelle is just one spot on the map showing how the United States has abandoned its role as world leader in state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure—and how we have let the quality and productivity of our own transportation system fall way behind our global competitors’. The World’s Leading Economies are Giving the U.S. a Run for its Money BAF, 2011 (“Falling Apart and Falling Behind”; FAS) pg.27 (Around the world, our primary economic competitors are making ambitious forward-looking plans and major commitments of funding to improve their transportation networks. Emerging economic powerhouses like China and Brazil are building state-of-the-art transportation networks practically fr...
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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.

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