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ISBN: 9781337569613
Chapter 6, Problem 7CT
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Do you think the United States (or the country where you live) should develop a comprehensive and integrated mass-transit system over the next 20 years, including an efficient rapid-rail network for travel within and between its major cities? Explain. If so, how would you pay for such a system?

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Whether United States should develop a comprehensive and integrated mass-transit system over the next 20 years, including an efficient rapid-rail network for travel within and between its major cities and the way by which money can be generated for such a system.

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The United States should develop a comprehensive and integrated transit system because the population of the country is increasing and the age structure is expanding slowly. This process consumes more amount of energy for economic growth. So, to meet the future needs, the U.S should use sustainable methods like using renewable resources and rapid-rail tradeoffs. For example, the rapid rail system has more efficiency than cars and buses...

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