Get to more places quicker and efficiently, without airport lines or long, tiring drives.
More jobs, more ability to travel, more ways to cleanly transform the economy of the country.
See family and friends across the country. Do business in person. Live life to the fullest.
A Cleaner, More Just Way To Connect
Reduce gridlock and pollution while connecting more communities to the national economy.
We rode the first 110-mph train bound for St. Louis
Amtrak, IDOT, and the Union Pacific did a “soft launch” of full 110 mph service on the Chicago – St. Louis Corridor on May 3rd.
We need to celebrate this important milestone while recognizing that much more needs to be done.
Passing traffic on I-55 on the Chicago – St. Louis Corridor.
Why High Speed Rail?
High speed rail isn’t a pipe dream. It isn’t utopian. It’s a realistic, easy, and affordable way of travel that all Americans should enjoy. Here’s why you should demand high speed rail in your region.
- Cleaner travel
- Less gridlock
- Easier than flying
- More efficient
- Unites communities
Go Further, Go Faster
High Speed Rail Can Transform the Country
Fast, frequent and affordable trains are about the uniting promise of travel. They are about updating our infrastructure to provide more opportunities. And it’s about bringing us together as one country, connected by rail, and sharing a dream.
When we work together, we can accomplish big things. Let’s get on track.
What happens when vast distances become short commutes?
What can we accomplish when we connect more people across the country?
How much fun can we have when we travel without airports or traffic?
A NATIONAL Railroad Expansion Program
Connecting America will require different types of trains (and buses and planes) working together to serve thousands of communities, big and small.
That means a national program guided by an integrated plan with:
- 20% new high-speed lines
- 80% existing lines upgraded for faster, more frequent, passenger and freight trains.
The USDOT should develop a nationwide, integrated rail plan. Just like it did for the Interstate Highway network in 1947.
The Integrated Network Approach allows French high-speed trains to serve stations far beyond the high-speed lines, like the 1922-built station at La Rochelle. Photo: Rick Harnish
Better tracks, better trains and a big-picture plan
Integrated Network Approach
The Integrated Network Approach combines the transformative power of dedicated high-speed lines with the geographic coverage of shared-use lines.
Used across the world, it delivers steady and incremental progress, guided by a long-term plan.
Get Connected, Get Involved
High speed rail benefits everyone — and it will take us all working together to make it a reality. Here are some ways you can bring fast, frequent, and affordable trains to your community and the country.
Join The Community Of Passionate People
At the High Speed Rail Alliance, we’re building something. We’re connecting people who want to connect the country. Through education, activism, and action, we’re bringing together people who understand the promise of high speed rail and want to make it a reality.
Getting engaged is easy — just sign up and start learning.
We’re in this together. We’re a community who wants to help every community, and strengthen the country.
Get Active for High Speed Rail Your Community
Signing petitions. Giving presentations. Talking to leaders, and becoming a leader yourself. The high speed rail community needs people who are ready to step up to created cleaner, better transportation. We’re here to help you take the actions you want.
There are a lot of ways to learn — find out more.
Remember, no important job is easy. We’re all in this together to support each other and change the way we move.
Transform Your Region
High speed rail can connect the country, one region after another.
See what proposals and projects are happening in your area, and what you can do to make them a reality.
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