Vote Charlie!

Expand high speed rail

Posted at age 28.

We should join the rest of the industrialized world and modernize our rail system.

The US High Speed Rail Association envisions it like this:

Our plan calls for a national system of HSR Express lines connecting cities and states into an integrated system. Our plan sets high standards for interoperable state-of-the-art dedicated track, advanced control systems, elegant multi-modal train stations, and top-of-the-line 220 mph trains connecting major cities together. Our plan calls for a support network of 110 mph trains connecting smaller cities and towns together with the high speed system.

The national high speed rail system forms the backbone of a complete sustainable transportation system for America. The other components of this system include connecting regional and commuter rail, light rail, streetcars, trams, electric buses, and bicycles.

United States rail plan

United States rail plan