High speed offers an alternative to endless congestion and delays. High speed rail carries enormous capacity and is an integral part of a complete transportation system. A single HSR line transports up to 20,000 people per hour (more than a 10-lane freeway + an airport), without congestion, delays, cancellations, accidents, or weather problems.
The addition of HSR to America's transportation mix would remake it into a complete system. HSR fills the middle range of passenger trips in the 100-1,500 mile range, while shifting aviation to its most efficient range of passenger trips of 1,000 miles or longer, and cars covering their most efficient range under 100 miles.
This improves mobility across all transportation modes and gets America moving out of endless congestion and wasted time!