All Aboard the Neoliberal Bullet Train? The Environmental Political Economy of High-Speed Rail in Canada

Ryan Katz-Rosene


Proponents of high-speed rail claim that it will stimulate growth, create green jobs, and reduce fossil fuel use. This article is nevertheless cautious about hopping aboard bullet train plans without first problematizing the neoliberal political economic context within which Canadian high-speed trains would be situated. An environmental political economy analysis demonstrates the need for a new approach to sustainable transportation, one that takes an active role in reshaping broader mobility relations.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552