US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

PRODUCTIVITY GAINS WITH HIGH SPEED RAIL


High speed rail: the most efficient way to conduct business
 
High speed rail increases productivity significantly  

High speed rail delivers fast, efficient transportation so riders can spend less time traveling and more time doing business.  High speed rail delivers people quickly to their destinations in city centers.  Fast boarding times, no security delays, and no waiting for baggage (or lost bags) adds up to much less time spent getting to and from meetings.  Adding to these savings, there's also little or no down time - people can be far more productive and efficient during a trip on a train, than flying or driving, and return to the office sooner with a shorter turn-around time.

High speed rail allows people to continue working the entire trip using laptops and cell phones.  Flexible meeting space is available on the train.  Because of the reliability of trains and the reduced total trip time, an overnight stay is not always required - saving additional time and money.  High speed rail offers great flexibility to plan last minute trips, purchase tickets on short notice, and make changes to schedules without huge penalties.
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
Mobile office
Travel time = work time
 
Work during the entire trip
Endless restrictions and limitations on working
 
On-board conference room
Roomy, quality space for serious business
 
Set up for business
Plenty of room to work
 

 
 

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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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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