New Website and Brightline News

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Our goal is to make it easier for advocates and local leaders to find the information they need to advocate for better trains to their communities. Visitors should be able to quickly learn about the benefits of high-speed rail and the process for making it a reality across the country.

Ready to start exploring our new site? Here are the best places to start.
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High Speed Rail 101

What is high-speed rail and how will it move America forward?

Even a lifelong rail advocate can learn something new here.

Articles

Explore years worth of informative articles from the Alliance, covering a broad range of issues around high-speed rail. They are now sorted into different topics so you can more easily find what interests you most.

Explore Your Region

America is defined by its regions and every one is unique. The common thread is our passion to move forward. To build a better economy. To be a better country. See how high-speed rail improve your region and bring us all together.

Help Us Improve the Site

This is a work in progress and we’d really like to hear your feedback.  Please send us a message with any suggestions or if you find a mistake.

Brightline Service to Orlando Expected in Q2 2023

This week, Brightline officials stated they expect to begin revenue service to Orlando in Q2 of 2023. They report that the rail connection between Orlando and West Palm Beach is now more than 90% complete and they will begin 125 mph testing along the route this month.

When this service starts, the station at Orlando International Airport will arguably offer the most direct connection from an intercity rail line to an airport terminal in the United States. Brightline riders will have pedestrian access from the station directly into the new Terminal C and access via the elevated people-mover system to Terminals A and B. This connection between trains and planes is commonplace in Europe and Asia and helps make both more successful.

It’s exciting to see the steady progress Brightline is making towards their vision of a 337-mile system connecting Miami, Orlando, and Tampa Bay. Late last year they opened new stations at Boca Raton and Aventura, which has resulted in increased ridership throughout the system. They also released plans for the Sunshine Corridor, an 11-mile stretch of tracks heading west from Orlando International Airport to the Orange County Convention Center.

Brightline continues to serve as a model for how we can implement better train service around the country. Check out our site to learn more about how Brightline has been successful and the lessons we can take from that!

The Latest from HSRA

Our Latest Blog Posts

Check out the latest news, updates, and high speed rail insights from our blog!

New Plans for Virginia’s Passenger Rail Expansion

New Plans for Virginia’s Passenger Rail Expansion

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) has begun preliminary discussions with Northeast freight operator Norfolk Southern Railways (NS) about alternative ways to expand Virginia’s passenger rail service. Earlier this year, plans were drafted to extend the N-Line...