High-Speed Rail in 21st Century America

High-Speed Rail Making Progress In The U.S. 

High-Speed Rail in 21st Century America

Biden’s Dreams For High-Speed Rail In America Could Come True 

It’s been just over 6 months since President “Amtrack Joe” Biden took office and a shorter period since he announced his proposal to dedicate an $80 billion budget to maintain and modernize Amtrak. It’s undeniable that the President’s passion for high-speed rail has lit a fire in the hearts of high-speed rail enthusiasts across the country. Since just the beginning of the year, many high-speed rail projects across the country have taken steps to pursue the benefits of high-speed rail. 

All Aboard For High-Speed Rail 

There’s truly no part of the country, it seems, that doesn’t have some hope that high-speed rail can improve local transportation. The high-speed rail system proposed by Texas would connect Dallas to Houston sometime in the next 5 years or so. Three states in the southern U.S. – Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina – are planning to construct a high-speed rail system together to connect all three of their states. Of course, it was thanks to President Biden’s decision to return California’s high-speed rail grant that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was able to progress to adjusting their plans for high-speed rail in their state. 

Most recently, on August 6th, Gov. Pritzker of Illinois signed House Bill 399, which contains a commission to great a statewide network of high-speed rail lines. The High-Speed Railway Commission is to work together with organizations such as the High-Speed Rail Alliance to create this Illinois high-speed rail network

How Much Further Progress Can We Make For High-Speed Rail? 

Just at the beginning of this year, it might have seemed impossible that so many states would be on board with high-speed rail. In little more than half a year, however, it’s become clear just how many high-speed rail enthusiasts want to make the dream of high-speed rail in the U.S. a reality. How much more progress can be made in the coming years? 

Support High-Speed Rail In The Pacific Northwest 

Cascadia High-Speed Rail is dedicated to making high-speed rail in the Pacific Northwest a reality. Imagine a Portland-to-Seattle high-speed rail route that could bring you across that great distance in just 58 minutes. You can view our plans for our Oregon routes and Washington routes on the Cascadia High-Speed Rail website! 

Learn More About Cascadia High Speed Rail 

If you want to bring high-speed rail to Portland and the surrounding areas, learn more about Cascadia High Speed Rail. We envision a high-speed rail network that would connect Portland to Seattle and Seattle to Vancouver in an unprecedented way. 

Join Our List to Support Cascadia High Speed Rail 

Imagine a safe and environmentally responsible high-speed rail system reaching speeds of 250 mph. Vancouver, BC to Seattle in 47 minutes, Seattle to Portland in 58 minutes, and Portland to Eugene in 45 minutes. If you want to learn more about Cascadia High Speed Rail or have any questions, use our contact form

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