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economic expansion certainly. But high-speed rail also has green credentials, reducing national levels of greenhouse-gas emissions from carbonbased fuels. In the U.S., the new emphasis on high speed rail plays well to concerns about creating jobs, reviving industrial investment and
creating clean alternative technology transportation infrastructure across the United States. The New York Times reported May 29 an assessment
by the International Union of Railways that high speed rail services can transport eight times the number of people over any given distance for the
same amount of energy used while emitting only 25 percent as much carbon dioxide per passenger carried. But t he program also presents major problems for U.S. policymakers that make it a heaven-sent opportunity to boost transatlantic trade and ties
with major Western European nations. Strong U.S./ E.U. relations are key to a laundry list of global issues including economic
growth, trade, energy security, terrorism, and global warming
European Union Delegation to the U.S. (The EU is represented in the United States by the Washington, DC Delegation of
the European Union, which works in close coordination with the diplomatic and consular missions...
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