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response to Gordon Campbell on post earthquake transport options.

Rail is more efficient for land travel than road vehicles and that has been known for some time now.  That is why National has always feared rail as it keeps the question of efficiency, pollution, and climate change in the discussion. National knows its extended period of popularity has come primarily from its to placate the electorate’s fears of the fundamental changes required to address climate change.  In order to overcome that trance the discussion must include the provocative fact that coastal shipping is much more efficient than even rail.  As always, all ambient cost factors of materials, transport, and construction must be involved in the discussion.

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