We connect supporters and policy makers to make high-speed rail a reality
Our goal is clear: We want a network of fast, frequent trains that connect the entire nation. Making that happen means combining lots of local and regional rail projects. So we take a dual-track approach.
Track 1: We support local projects that improve or expand existing commuter and passenger rail service.
Track 2: We push for the completion of a transformative high-speed line. Projects in California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas are underway. They’re being built by both private and state actors, and they’re setting the stage for a flourishing of high-speed rail across America.
We know that high-speed rail will work. It is working, right now, across the globe. More than 28,000 miles of high-speed lines have been built since the first high-speed trains began running in 1964. And more lines are being built.
We learn from and promote the best models, helping policy makers understand how to make high-speed rail work in the unique environment of North America.
When we all pull together, we all win. A detailed state or regional transportation plan unifies all interests. It shows how both conventional and high-speed rail systems improve each other when they’re well-coordinated. And that builds the case for funding both.
So the Alliance pushes for states and the federal government to create big-picture, coordinated transportation plans. California has an excellent model for other states to follow.