Moderated by Chris Brady, Vice-Chair, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Committee on High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail, participants share their views on some of the key/pressing questions that the industry needs to address and aspects to understand about the major benefits of developing true high-speed rail in the United States.
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High Speed Rail Alliance
The High Speed Rail Alliance is driving the conversation for high-speed trains across North America. Executive Director, Rick Harnish, writes that now is the time to push forward a vision for – and to demand – high‑speed rail.
Did you know that there is currently 11,693km of high-speed lines under construction around the world? This In-Depth Focus explores this progress and includes how Turkey is planning to transform its high-speed network, as well as how high-speed rail really must be pushed forward in North America.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
The nationwide high-speed rail project would result in a wide number of benefits, with the plan drawing from global examples, including China.
Rail must become a much more integral part of the U.S. transportation system as the country moves through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis, states the High Speed Rail Alliance.