Transportation for All – The Washington Post
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Electric vehicles and high-speed rail are seen as key facets of the future of transportation in the United States. On June 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET, Washington Post Live brings together Michael Berube, deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation at the Department of Energy, and Wes Edens, founder and co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group, to discuss progress and of the potential that remains to accelerate the transition to more affordable and environmentally friendly modes of transport.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation, Department of Energy
Founder and Co-CEO, Fortress Investment Group and Chairman, Brightline
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Sustainable Transport: Unleashing Innovation in Rail
In a segment hosted by Hitachi, Hicham Abdessamad, Chairman and CEO, Hitachi America will speak with Andrew Barr, Group CEO, Hitachi Rail. Mobility is essential to providing a better quality of life for Americans while solving complex and pressing challenges such as climate change, sustainability and urbanization. We know that transportation contributes approximately 29% of carbon emissions in the United States, and Hitachi is focused on providing innovative transportation solutions across the country, including road and rail. The United States has the largest freight rail system in the world, and passenger rail service is essential in many parts of the country, especially in densely populated centers such as New York and Chicago. Our rail division delivers projects across America for passenger and freight operators – expanding the range of services and making existing systems safer, greener and more reliable. In addition to upgrading the physical infrastructure of US railroads, Hitachi is also focusing on improving and integrating digital systems to maximize the benefits of innovative technology to continue improving efficiency and value. rail for customers.
President and CEO, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Group CEO, Hitachi Rail Ltd.