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The point is that the car-like thing delivers freedom of origin, destination, and schedule that you don't get with train-like things

and congestion. You can't awoid that.

The energy efficiency of trains versus cars is a very complex thing to analyze

Really? Could you elaborate on this? From everything I read, trains are much more energy-efficient than cars, primarily because of economies of scale. Even for high-speed trains, I recall equivalent figures at average seating in the range of the PSA diesel hybrid Jérôme blogged about.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 10:34:53 AM EST
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