The US High Speed Rail Association is the premier membership advocacy organization and trade association advancing fast rail in America. USHSR was founded in 2009 as an independent nonprofit organization with the mission to build widespread public, business, and political support for a major federal investment in America's national rail network.
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creates millions of jobs
High speed rail creates millions of jobs across many different fields including construction, engineering, manufacturing, real estate development, and more.
#1 climate solution
High speed rail is the #1 climate solution that can scale up quickly to remove carbon from our transportation sector. HSR reduces flights, car use, and long distance trucking.
High speed rail will stimulate our economy in multiple ways by creating a major construction, manufacturing, real estate, and travel stimulus simultaneously.
smart transportation for america
High speed rail offers the best option for providing fast, reliable, green transportation for America. High speed rail is a proven system in use all around the world delivering benefits to billions of people every day. High speed rail is the fastest way to reduce carbon from the transport sector while providing a whole new fast, easy option to get around.
High speed trains outperform both flying and driving combined in every measure - capacity, mobility, convenience, speed, safety, efficiency, cost, energy consumption, profitability, national security, carbon footprint, physical footprint, economic development, smart growth, and more.
A network of high speed trains can carry more passengers than cars and airplanes combined using a fraction of the energy, and with no delays.
High Speed Rail is the only viable transport solution capable of reducing carbon, congestion, costs, accidents, and energy consumption all at the same time! No other transport option does any of this.