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January 16, 2020

Great News, High-Speed Rail Fans!

The brand new HSRA hats just arrived!

Donate right now and be among the first to get your hands on one.

December 18, 2019

What if your transportation fit your life, instead of the other way around? It's time for high-speed rail!

2020 will be a pivotal year for high-speed rail. To make sure we're ready, we've challenged ourselves to raising $60,000 by the end of the year.

Can you help us reach this goal – and do big things in 2020 – by making a donation now?

(We've reached 20% of that $60,000 goal. Thank you!)

December 07, 2019

California's high-speed rail project is going ahead despite false media reports last winter that Gov. Gavin Newsom had pulled the plug. But it still faces serious challenges, and some key decision points are looming.

First, let's be clear about the importance of this project. A lot hinges on it.

The initial segment—the Central Valley line—is the best way to demonstrate the power of high-speed trains on a national stage. It can be transformative far beyond California. But how it’s built matters.

November 07, 2019
The deal authorizes Virgin to issue $3.25 billion in tax-exempt private activity bonds, covering the majority of the $4.2 billion it needs to begin construction next year.
October 29, 2019
Are you ready for high-speed trains? Please sign our petition asking Congress to prioritize high-speed rail in the next transportation program. "We demand high-speed rail—now. We demand better passenger rail. We demand better transit options."
October 24, 2019

The High Speed Rail Alliance honored several exceptional advocates for rail and transit service at its fall meeting on Oct. 23.

HSRA’s “high-speed rail champions” were Representative Jay Hoffman and Senator Steve Stadelman of the Illinois General Assembly, along with Illinois Deputy Governor Christian Mitchell. Sen. Martin Sandoval and Gov. J.B. Pritzker were honored in absentia.

September 26, 2019
High-speed rail is big. Bigger than the Midwest. That’s why the Midwest High Speed Rail Association is now the High Speed Rail Alliance.
August 08, 2019

For those of us aching for more fast, frequent and reliable trains around the country, the State of Illinois’ upgrades to Lincoln Service trains between Chicago and St. Louis is a great project—but it’s taking longer than we’d like. Let’s take a look at what’s been accomplished, and what challenges remain.

July 31, 2019

This week, the Los Angeles Times reported on a plan forming in the California legislature to divert $5 billion in high-speed rail funds to commuter rail upgrades in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

July 29, 2019

We’re all about fast, frequent and reliable trains.

What do we mean when we say “fast?” New high-speed trains around the world continue to push that definition.