One major challenge for all countries in this new

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Unformatted text preview: establish a national infrastructure. Of course, it remains to be seen how all these different national approaches will work out in the development of effective national transportation systems. One major challenge for all countries in this new century surely will be the development of transportation systems that ensure sustainable mobility. With growing evidence of climate change and global warming, it will be increasingly difficult for the nations of the world to ignore these issues. Almost certainly, national transportation systems will strive to become as energy efficient and environmentally acceptable as possible. People around the world will also seek to travel more both for business and recreation and so the concept of enabling this increased mobility in a sustainable manner will become more important. While it is not clear how the various rail systems discussed will evolve and which technology will become predominant, it is clear that the many attributes of aluminum for the transportation industry, and especially for rail cars and passenger trains, will undoubtedly ensure aluminum’s critical role in the development of 12  sustainable mobility. Aluminum is alread...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2014 for the course CM 312 taught by Professor Mariowriedt during the Spring '10 term at Clarkson University .

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