Approaching a tipping point for high-speed rail in 2019
Posted: 28 October 2019 | Torkel Patterson (International High Speed Rail Association) | No comments yet
Though it is tempting to see setbacks in the development of high-speed rail around the world, Torkel Patterson – Vice-Chairman of the International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) – believes we are entering a golden age of high-speed rail.
It is tempting to look at events around the world and be pessimistic. Conflict, trade wars – imputed or otherwise, a growing infrastructure deficit in both third and first worlds, increasing public distrust of politics (especially politicians), and inabilities to get real things done, seem to be riling the globe. High-speed rail projects are no exception.