Study highlights eco-benefits of high-speed rail

09/1/2010 |

A study by transportation researchers at the University of California, Irvine, touts the environmental benefits of high-speed rail. Traveling by rail requires one-fifth the total energy per passenger of a typical single-occupancy car and one-tenth the energy of a commercial airplane. The state's planned bullet train is being designed to rely exclusively on renewable energy, as well.

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