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Take the high road— Global

Preface

In this issue’s transport survey we highlight some innovative developments in the car, aviation, bike, yacht and train industries. But in general, travelling is still a chore rather than a pleasure. It’s time operators and policymakers woke up.

Transport, aviation, bike, boat, car, rail, survey, train, yacht

It’s shaping up to be a mixed year for the transport sector. What looked set to be a 2011 calendar packed with industry firsts, high-speed breakthroughs, mega-orders and sector-changing infrastructure initiatives is now looking ho-hum at best. We were hoping to be flying around Asia on Boeing’s new 787 by now but pilots for launch customer ANA have only just settled into the cockpit and the first aircraft should start shuttling passengers around Japan by year end. In the US trainspotters hoping to glimpse the first tracks being laid for new high…

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