Sumary of How Italy’s high-speed trains helped kill Alitalia:
- Galietti — CEO of Rome-based political risk consultancy Policy Sonar — is not alone.
- Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesToday’s high-speed system is a far cry from the railway network of Italy’s past, in which trains were slow, outdated and usually late.
- Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty ImagesCarlo Barbante is one of them.
- “As a climate scientist, Barbante has always taken the train — “If we’re trying to convince people to reduce their carbon footprint in any way, we have to give the example — be in the first row showing that we’re using public transport,” he says.
- Barbante has just come back from a trip to Geneva from Venice, all by train.