DfT wastes green potential

August 2006
Rail Business Intelligence;8/24/2006, Issue 276, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues raised by the British House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee over the failure of the Department for Transport (DfT) to promote railroad use as a way of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from other means of transportation particularly aircraft. The committee highlighted the need for DfT to accelerate its railroad transportation efforts. The DfT is expected to publish medium and long-term rail strategies in 2007.


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