Jjorge M. Rebelo is one of top world experts in urban rail systems and freight logistics and has written extensively on tho While he was a Lead Transport Specialist at the World Bank (1987-2010) he managed most of the urban rail projects financed by that institution in Latin America and also worked in India and China. This book is the result of his hands on experience in São Paulo, Brazil and Mumbai, India where he wjas able to identify some areas where governance and operating companies can improve if they want to lessen the daily problems caused by deficient urban rail transport. Jorge M Rebelo is an honorary member of the Association of Latin America Metros and Undergrounds (ALAMYS) and he speaks frequently at world conferences on urban transport .
Did you know that the last Gallic warriors massacred by the Romans lie beneath the Eiffel Tower? That the remains of Paris's first cathedral are under a parking lot in the Fifth District? Metronome follows Loránt Deutsch, historian and lifelong Francophile, as he goes on a compelling journey through the ages, treating readers to Paris as they've never seen it before. Using twenty-one stops of the subway system as focal points—one per century—Deutsch shows, from the underground up, the unique, often violent, and always striking events that shaped one of the world's most romanticized city. Readers will find out which streets are hiding incredible historical treasures in plain sight; peer into forgotten nooks and crannies of the City of Lights and learn what used to be there; and discover that, however deeply buried, something always remains.