What We Do
We are a growing community working to bring the game-changing power of fast, frequent and affordable trains to North America.
We know that high-speed trains, integrated with expanding transit networks, will revitalize cities, towns and regions by making visits to family, friends and business partners easier, more productive and more affordable.
And they will dramatically reduce carbon emissions in the process.
High-speed rail strikes at the core of today's biggest challenges with our environment, the economy and fragmented communities.
We can't wait any longer to dramatically change our priorities and rapidly expand passenger train networks.
Building new high-speed trunk lines will take time. We need states to commit to planning and financing them right now.
And, we urgently need to improve our existing trains to make them fast, frequent and affordable.
So we take a multi-track approach, supporting regional and national plans that integrate both immediate improvements to the existing networks and the construction of transformative high-speed lines.
We support big-picture regional and national plans that integrate high-speed trains, conventional trains and expanded bus networks.
Integrated networks make each segment or route more useful to travelers – thus building a stronger business case and a broader politcal base for the system as a whole. And, they make it easier for multiple agencies and/or companies to coordinate their projects.
The Alliance is membership-supported, and we are the nation’s largest and most seasoned high-speed rail advocacy organization. Since our founding in 1993, we have been a driving force behind numerous policy and funding achievements.
You can help make high-speed rail a reality by joining us today.