Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Americans like High Speed Rail

A new poll in the United States shows that most Americans support high speed rail funded by public money. Again, another poll comes out showing that support for high speed rail is high, in the United States and Canada. This also comes at a time where Americans want more and more austerity. However, high speed rail must be funded in North America. Like the transcontinental railroad, we have an opportunity now to revolutionize transport all across the continent, creating a network of high speed rail across the US and Canada. This would improve the economy greatly as many new jobs would be created while providing travelers a more comfortable way of travel than the plane and a faster one than the car. It's time to invest in high speed rail.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - February 24, 2011 - President Obama announced in April 2009, and reconfirmed during his recent State of the Union address, his commitment to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail across the United States. 
High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport between major cities that operates at substantially faster speeds than current intercity passenger trains in the U.S. It is designed to provide fast, reliable, and convenient service, operates using electric power and often includes onboard amenities such as food and beverage service and Wi-fi access.
Read the poll results here.

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