FS Italian Railways joins U.S. High Speed Rail Association

Posted: 20 October 2020 | | No comments yet

The USHSR has welcomed FS’s expertise and participation in the U.S. high-speed rail market, particularly looking to the Californian high-speed programme.


FS Italian Railways USA Inc. has joined the U.S. High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) to support bringing high-speed rail to America.

FS will be participating in tenders announced in this market to be executed in cooperation with FS International, for promoting distinctive integrated offers based on the expertise and multidisciplinary products and services portfolio of the FS Group.

The new relationship with USHSR proves the strong interest of FS USA for the North American mobility market, particularly in regard to the Californian high-speed programme, in the belief that America deserves a state-of-the-art rail network.

“We’re proud to welcome FS International Railways to USHSR,” commented President Andy Kunz. “Italy has a world-class high-speed rail system that is a model for the world, and we welcome FS’s expertise and participation in the U.S. high-speed rail market.”

Enrico Trapazzo, President and CEO of FS Italian Railways USA Inc., stated: “We are excited to work with the U.S. High Speed Rail Association at the forefront of 21st century transportation in America, and to get involved in delivering high-speed rail projects in the USA. High-speed rail is an amazing technology that has brought great benefits to Italy, as well as numerous other nations in Europe and worldwide. We look forward to helping implement such an efficient system in the USA, as well.”

Growth prospects, especially in large metropolitan areas, rely on increased investments in the railway sector, which have doubled in the last 30 years. In this framework, where international professional operators of public transport services are more and more needed, the FS Group is able to play a major role thanks to its 180 years of railway history marked by a long track record of Italian excellence.

The U.S. Company of FS was established in 2019 to provide global mobility solutions by exporting the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group’s knowhow to North America.