Today, Brightline launched passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, the fastest passenger rail service in the U.S. outside of the Northeast. Brightline will offer 16 round trips a day on the 235-mile corridor, with the trip taking about 3 1/2 hours, and...
In November 2021, the U.S. Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with bipartisan support. The IIJA includes the largest federal investment in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak. This gives an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize the Alliance’s network and advance our main priorities.
- Getting 200+ mph trains in service by 2030. The single most powerful tool in building support for high-speed rail in North America will be a line that we can ride.
- Winning a well-funded national program. Building from the foundations laid by the infrastructure law will require keeping this a high priority. We have to integrate trains of many types, connect entire regions, and make strategic, long-range investments.
- Leading from the middle. With roughly 60 million people, the Midwest is a critical region politically. And, since much of the country depends on lines that radiate from Chicago, we have to ensure that Illinois lead the way.
Over the past 30 years, people like you have brought these successes within reach.
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