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France Makes Big Investment In Freight and Passenger Projects

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France’s government has announced a $10.3-billion freight-railroad investment program that aims to take two million trucks off the roads a year by 2020 and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by over two million tonnes. At the same time, the government has begun procuring four new high-speed passenger lines totaling 660 kilometers, three of them under public-private partnerships. France’s high-speed network is planned to double in size to 4,000 km by 2020.

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