High-speed rail is the most practical and environmentally responsible way to transport groups of people safely, comfortably and affordably over moderate distances.

As air travel becomes more expensive and  automobile congestion increases, the majority of Americans support high-speed rail as an alternative to driving or flying. Concerns about climate change, the economy, and our dependence on oil have already resulted in greater demand for rail travel. Passenger rail use has set ridership records in the past ten years despite recession and gas price fluctuations.

Several 21st century improvements are revitalizing rail travel, and general transportation trends are making rail a more appealing travel option: