US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

CONGESTION RELIEF WITH HIGH SPEED RAIL


High-Capacity Fast Transportation
 
High speed rail reduces congestion significantly  

High speed rail delivers very high-capacity, fast transportation so riders can get to their destinations quickly without wasted time and energy.  High speed rail is the only form of transportation not subject to congestion delays.  HSR not only delivers a new form of fast transportation, but also relieves congestion on highways and runways, making both of those systems function more effectively.  High speed rail delivers high numbers of passengers quickly and reliably trip after trip because it's not subject to congestion or delays even at the height of rush hour and vacation travel days.  High speed rail delivers more passengers per hour than roads and runways put together - for far less cost.  Riders get to their destinations quickly, efficiently, and on time - every time.
 

 
Highway Congestion Worsens Daily Nationwide
Runway Congestion - 3 and 4 Hour Delays Normal


"Road and airport congestion cost America over $156 billion per year in wasted time and fuel"




 

HIGHWAYS       


  VS.    

FAST TRAINS
  Rush Hour
 


8,000 people per hour             

  20,000 people per hour
(at 15 miles per hour)                

           (at 200 miles per hour)
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AIRPLANES


VS.

FAST TRAINS
  Winter Travel
 


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"The world we have created today as a result of our thinking thus far has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them." -Albert Einstein

 
US transportation paralysis - every city, every day
Fast, efficient mobility - every train, every day
 
"A single high speed rail line can carry the equivalent of a 10-lane freeway, can be built for much less cost, is cheaper to operate, uses a tiny fraction of the energy (from electricity, not oil), and operates without congestion or delays - especially during rush hour and peak travel days."
 


 
Fast, Convenient, Comfortable Travel
Inconvenient, Frequently Delayed Travel


"High speed rail offers one of the fastest, most efficient, and most comfortable ways to travel over moderate distances between city centers."  -Brian Solomon, Bullet Trains



 
High capacity, electric transportation
 

 
 
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Comfortable and Hassle-Free
On-Board Lounge and Cafe
 
 
21st Century Transportation for America
 
 
 
jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

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TRIP TIMES
High Speed Rail delivers amazing city center, door-to-door service that beats flying and driving with a ride that's affordable, comfortable, and low stress from start to finish:

DC >> New York City
1 hour, 15 minutes
 
NYC >> Boston
1 hour, 15 minutes

NYC >> Montreal
1 hour, 45 minutes

Tampa >> Orlando
35 minutes

Orlando >> Miami
1 hour, 20 minutes

Dallas >> Houston
1 hour

San Francisco >> LA
2 hours, 25 minutes

LA >> San Diego
1 hour, 10 minutes

Chicago >> St. Louis
1 hour, 45 minutes

 
 
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