September 24, 2007

BERING STRAIT TUNNEL, ALASKA-CANADA RAIL






Infrastructure Corridors Will Transform Economy

by Richard Freeman and Dr. Hal Cooper

The adoption and construction of the Bering Strait rail and tunnel project is the focus of a Schiller Institute conference in Kiedrich, Germany on Sept. 15-16, bringing together international experts and political activists to mobilize for this program, which will bring about a technological upshift in the economy globally. The infrastructure corridors built around the rail lines will help generate, through their bills of materials, a renaissance in manufacturing and infrastructure in the
United States, as well as Canada. The Bering Strait project would link, by hoops of steel, the entirety of the Americas to the entirety of Eurasia, with the potential to connect to Africa. It would replace the world’s slow, outmoded, and vastly overburdened sea-rail routes with a geodesic high-speed-rail route. The system would use highspeed electric rail, and shift as quickly as possible to magnetic levitation rail. This would free the world forever from hundreds of billions of dollars spent on petroleum-driven transport, while doubling or tripling the speed of transport of people and freight. For example, goods produced in the American Midwest could be transported to China, or Russia, in 7-10 days, rather than the three weeks it presently takes by a combination of sea and rail.

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