As the nation contemplates a major infrastructure investment, its important to look at the complete transportation system of America at all scales, and trip distances. Today we release our new chart showcasing this new thinking for national transportation planning!
An integral part of a complete system, high speed rail can carry enormous capacity! A single HSR line transports up to 20,000 people per hour (more than a 10-lane freeway), without delays or congestion. 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 out of endless congestion!
3-Tier Rail System for America
The complete sustainable transportation system for America - a 3-tier, integrated rail network. The backbone of the network is the HSR system, connected to the regional and local rail systems in a seamless network. This network includes regional and commuter rail, metro systems, light rail, streetcars and trams.
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