Join us in Making a Difference at this Critical Time
The world is changing rapidly. Congress just passed spending bills that would have seemed unimaginable just a few months ago. Policy priorities are in flux.
It’s a moment when a small group of focused supporters can have a huge impact. In other words: this is our moment.
Over the next few years, people will travel less, especially by air. Strapped state and local governments will be tempted to under-invest in better transportation solutions.
That’s why our work is so important.
High-speed trains boost economies, connect big cities with rural communities, support local transit, and slash carbon emissions. In short, they are the solution to many of the most pressing problems we face.
And this is the best opportunity we’ve ever had to make high-speed rail a reality in North America. Of course, all bets are off regarding the legislative process over the next couple of years. But there are many promising possibilities—and solid reasons for hope.
The federal transportation program will need to be renewed soon—though it might not happen on time. And there may be a stimulus bill focused on infrastructure.
This much is certain: The bills are being worked on right now!
Congressman Costa has introduced the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act, that will authorize $8 billion a year with a focus on electrified high-speed trains. At least one other bill is in the works that focuses specifically on high-speed rail. Amtrak and some states are pushing their proposed programs.
Which means that a passionate group of advocates can create a dramatically different—and better—future.
Please join in making that happen. Rest assured that your donation will make a world of difference.