Rail systems will be vital in the cities of the future, judging from the significant investments they announced at the summit. The recent UN Rio +20 summit, which ran from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was among his most important development of sustainable transport in cities of the future. In this context, the railroad stood as one of the axes of the new public transport schemes, announcing major investments to boost rail systems in different parts of the world.
Eight multilateral development banks have pledged 175 billion dollars (139 billion euros) for the improvement of public transport in developing countries.
The creation and management of new sustainable urban transport schemes as a way of making possible the development of increasingly chaotic megacities, was one of the central points of the discussions held within the framework of the summit of the UN Rio +20, held recently in Brazil. In this context, the railways stood as one of the most convenient alternatives from different points of view, as they have announced major investments for the development of new rail lines across the globe.