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SPECIAL REPORT

Infrastructure Spending

NEW AND EXPANDED SYSTEMS CAN ADD TO RIDERSHIP, BUT CAPITAL NEEDS ALSO INCREASE.

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
(UITP) published New Urban Rail infrastructure 2018, a statistics brief, in March 2019 looking at the developments of urban
rail during 2018 with a focus on the evolution of metro and
light-rail transit. UITP called 2018 "a successful year for urban
rail infrastructure, despite a six percent slowdown of the growth
pace." UITP data shows 121 individual urban rail projects were
completed in 2018 on all continents totaling 1,270 km (789.14

U.S. Passenger
Rail Total Miles
of Track

miles), compared to 1,348 km (837.61 miles) in 2017. UITP explains that China continues its domination of new urban rail
construction and accounts for more than two-thirds of all new
metro infrastructure launched for revenue service. Regarding
light-rail development, UITP's report found that Asia-Pacific
outpaced other continents with North America, traditionally
ranking second in LRT development, trailing behind Europe
and the Middle East/North Africa in terms of new projects opened
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