Mr. Louis S. Thompson, Principal of Thompson Galenson and Associates, former Railway Advisor to the World Bank, and member of the Peer Review Panel for the California High Speed Rail Authority, gives an overview of high-speed rail projects in major Asia economies and discusses the functions and economics of rail transport for cargo as well as people in the U.S. and other countries. Session will address patterns of increasing growth of railway traffic in major markets, the roles of the public and private sectors in infrastructure investment and operations, the impact of railway technologies on science and engineering competitiveness, and developments toward energy savings and reduced environmental impact. This is the final session in the autumn weekly series "Green Technologies in Transportation: Recent Developments from Asia." Streaming video of previous sessions can be seen at <http://scpd.stanford.edu> as a Free Seminar; click through to "Topics in International Technology Management" under Electrical Engineering.
Open to the public at no charge : light refreshments afterward