Today, cities are growing and expanding, populations are increasing, and the need for improved, safer, and modern mass transit is an absolute must. As populations extend to suburban areas to live and continue commuting to inner downtown areas to work, this need for efficient transportation has become top priorities for Government authorities. But just providing the vehicles to provide transportation, is not enough. As cities vie against one another (especially when competing for the chances to host events such as the Olympics, World Soccer matches, and any other major events that attract foreign investments), mass transit suddenly becomes one of the distinguishing economic factors when decisions are being made.
One of the new HK series trains for Berlin U-Bahn on the test track at Hennigsdorf.
Photo: Bombardier Transportation