Tuesday 28 February 2017

UIC participates in West Coast Rail Conference (Los Angeles, 28 February – 2 March 2017)

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Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, UIC Director General, is participating today in Los Angeles via video message in the West Coast Rail Conference organised by USHSR, the American High Speed Rail Association. His message is given during the session “High speed rail around the world”.

He says: “As an observer of global trends, UIC – which I represent – must have a strong vision of the future. This means that investments must be planned in advance.
UIC can help you to take the best decisions. In fact, we’re already doing it. These decisions are to be taken today, but they are for the future and you/we have to do it right.

This means thinking about intermodality, accessibility and the optimisation of resources offered by high speed.

This also means providing society with solutions to the kind of mobility that we can expect over the next 20-30 years.

The developments that we see in California today, will be decisive for the development of high speed on the entire American continent.
If one misses this turn, it is the American citizen who will be deprived of all the fundamental advantages offered by high speed.

In this context, UIC can help American US HSR actors to continue and to accompany them in this development, in order to do it even better.”

More information on this message via this video:

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