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    Transpo 72, the world's largest industrial exhibition, opened on Friday (26 May), with a spectacular flying display and a demonstration of future trends in surface transport.

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    Transpo 72, the world's largest industrial exhibition, opened on Friday (26 May), with a spectacular flying display and a demonstration of future trends in surface transport.

    Delegations form 55 foreign governments mingled with members of Congress and loaders of the transport industry in a fairground setting on the edge of Dulles International Airport, 30 miles (55 kms) from Washington.

    The show, which has brought criticism over its cost and organisation, was designed by the U.S. government to promote business and show off the latest technology in developing cheaper and cleaner forms of surface transport. It was also meant to be the first major U.S. air show, but absent are the two most advanced passenger aircraft -- the supersonic Anglo-French Concorde and its Soviet rival the Tupolev-144.

    The show has drawn more than 400 U.S. and foreign exhibitors, and more than one-million visitors are expected during its 10-day run. Anovel feature is the variety of robot-controlled urban transport systems.

    The U.S. government, which spent five-million dollars (two million sterling) setting up the exhibition, put up an additional six-million dollars (2.5 million Sterling) for private companies to build experimental city transport systems on the site.

    Transpe 72 opened to the general public on Saturday (27 May).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9HU7OSP2ZDKIMKYVUYT3H6ZLM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9HU7OSP2ZDKIMKYVUYT3H6ZLM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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