America stands right at the decision time for shaping our future. Right now, America's future can go in 2 radically different directions, all depending on exactly what our leaders invest in today that will shape our tomorrow. Every investment has a major role in shaping the future we all deal with every day.
Rather than leaving it to chance, and the possibility we'll get 50 more years of the same transportation mess we've had for the last 50 years, its important to decide first the kind of future we want, and then build that future step by step.
A -Continued highway investment -Highway expansions -Intelligent highways -Driverless cars
B -Rail investment at all levels -National high speed rail -Regional metros -Local light rail & streetcars
A -Endless congestion -Continuous accidents -Increased dependence on fossil fuels -Increased national security energy supply problems -Increased carbon output accelerating climate change
B -Reduction in congestion with new alternative -Extremely high level of safety with rail -Significantly lowers dependence on fossil fuels (powered by electricity) -Significant reduction in carbon and all pollutants
4,000 people per hour
20,000 people per hour
(at 8 miles per hour)
(at 200 miles per hour)
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Trains outperform both flying and driving in every measure - capacity, mobility, speed, safety, cost, efficiency, energy consumption, profitability, carbon footprint, physical footprint, economic development, smart growth, and national security.
HIGH SPEED RAIL INVESTMENT
HSR GLOBAL OPERATIONS China - 1200 trainsets operating France - 600 trainsets operating Japan - 450 trainsets operating Spain - 300 trainsets operating USA - 20 trainsets operating