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Editorial Comment: Issue Issue 29 11 Jun 2012

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Cross channel connection can teach French lessons

Others can benefit from studying the approaches to passenger transport adopted by cities in France. says Peter Stonham though a resistance to competition is less welcome

We’ve thrown the spotlight on France for this issue. There is a great deal happening in the French passenger transport scene which is innovative and positive and well worth the attention of professionals from other countries.

As New Transit was going to press, François Hollande was elected President, on a slate of increased public spending to achieve growth, and a concern for greater equity. Both these objectives could impact upon transport, as could a highly sceptical view on the...

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