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In the weekly Follow-up section, we provide a sequel to our best-read stories. This week it was the story about an economic recovery program from a group of German, Austrian and French economists. They advocate, among other things, for a new, ultra-fast European train network. What could this plan mean for public transportation in Europe?

‘Flight shame’

The public debate on aviation and ‘flight shame’ (what the Dutch refer to as ‘vlucht schaamte’, a reference to their embarrassment on flying too often)¬† – has grown over the last two years, says Bert van Wee, Professor of Transport Policy at TU Delft. “This has to do with the fact that we are questioning the environmental impact of aviation more and more often. And that we are traveling across borders much more than we did fifty years ago.”

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