Great News, High-Speed Rail Fans!
The brand new HSRA hats just arrived!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.