Weisbrod Presents Webinar for CILTA on High Speed Rail and Economic Growth

On October 3rd, 2013, for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia, Glen Weisbrod, President of EDR Growth, presented a webinar on "High Speed Rail, Regional Rail, and Economic Growth."  Weisbrod discussed the relationship between economic growth and investment in both high speed rail and regional rail services. The most notable aspect of his presentation was the framing of rail transport investment in terms of strategic economic development, rather than just the traditional counting of time and cost savings. 
 
Weisbrod also examined how high speed rail service can affect access and connectivity relating to specialized labour markets, international business markets, tourism markets and business clusters.  He covered different ways that high speed rail service can affect economic growth at local and regional levels, with examples from the US and Europe. Finally, there was discussion of how emerging global trends are increasing the importance of these factors, as well as complementary investment in local connector service.
 

More information

Latest Blogposts

Twitter Feed

Glen Weisbrod co-authored a chapter of the recently published book: Developing Bus Rapid Transit: The Value of BRT… https://t.co/cKLfFz0jt7
Transformational Change and the Future of Public Transportation. Blog by Glen Weisbrod https://t.co/TZNj2kUBDE #TRBAM
ROAD PRICING MAY BE COMING: ECONOMISTS ARE ON BOARD, BUT WILL THE PUBLIC BE CONVINCED?, blog by Kyle Schroeckenthal… https://t.co/2LmkCtAJtF
twitter 2 linkedin 2
 

Telephone: 1-617-338-6775 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

© 1997-2019 Economic Development Research Group, Inc; 155 Federal St. 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 USA