US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

 
 
CONVENIENCE OF HIGH SPEED RAIL
 

Convenient, Safe, Comfortable, Fast Transportation
 
High speed rail is the most convenient and comfortable form of transportation on earth  

High speed rail offers its riders the easiest, most comfortable way to travel.  Easy access to downtowns, little or no delays, no security lines, fast boarding, few restrictions, plenty of leg room, a cafe nearby, and a fast ride to your destination - this is what high speed rail delivers day after day.


 
Convenient, Comfortable, Low-Stress Travel
Inconvenient, Cramped, High-Stress Travel
 
"You wouldn't have to get to the airport ridiculously early, take off your shoes, turn off your phone or pay extra for luggage; you wouldn't have to worry about the weather or some Icelandic volcano canceling your trip.  You wouldn't have to watch the road, wait in traffic, find parking or pull over to stretch your legs; you wouldn't risk arrest or an accident by drinking or texting." -Time Magazine
 
Flying Offers Never Ending Delays and Lines
Flight Delays Have Become the Norm
Quality Time at the Airport
 
"Flying has become a miserable, punishing, dehumanizing experience for which you have the privilege of paying hundreds of nonrefundable dollars.  From the moment you arrive at an airport, you are made to feel that you 1) own too much, 2) weigh too much, 3) drink too much water, 4) carry too many toiletries, 5) are a security risk, 6) aren't worthy of boarding yet, 7) are too big for your seat, 8) want too much personal space, 9) have to use the bathroom too often, 10) are going to destroy the plane if you press a button on your cell phone."

"Think about it.  There is not one positive experience in flying, other than actually arriving at your destination.  The seats are for grade-schoolers.  The food is nonexistent.  You can't stand up, stretch, walk or use a bathroom without being hurried, scurried, scolded, or charged."  -Detroit Free Press
 
Status of Aviation - Delayed
Cramped Seating
Dinner (now $7)
 

AIRPLANES


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FAST TRAINS
  Winter Travel
 


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




Never Ending Delays and Hassles
3 and 4 Hour Delays - Becoming the Norm


"Congestion and hassles are expected to get worse every year while fuel prices continue rising"








"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






 
 
 
 
 
 
Reliable On-Time Hassle-Free Travel at 220 mph
 
 




"High speed rail offers travelers a quick, relaxing way to reach their destinations."




 
 
Relaxing, Roomy, Elegant and Luxurious Transportation
Fast, Convenient, Reliable Transportation
 
Meeting Space on Train
Roomy Seats in Tourist Class
 
Train Bar Car
Dinner on the train
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Most Convenient Form of Transportation Possible
 
 
 
 
 
 
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