Brown Bag Lunch: The National Passenger Rail Agenda
Speaker: Rick Harnish, Executive Director, High Speed Rail Alliance
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event. You can watch the video here covering the national agenda for passenger rail. This will include recent legislation, our vision for a national high-speed network and how we can work together to make it happen. Momentum is building towards a large investment in US passenger rail. We have champions in Congress, leaders among the Biden Administration and civic leaders who are advocating for high-sped rail.
In the past few months we have seen three bills introduced in Congress that could be the building blocks for a national high-speed network: The Intercity Passenger Rail Fund Act would provide dedicated funding for Amtrak, the American High-Speed Rail Act calls for a $205 billion investment and the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act would authorize $32 billion for federally designated high-speed corridors.