Please join the U.S. High Speed Rail Association in signing a letter calling on the leadership of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to incorporate the American High-Speed Rail Act into the infrastructure package, as well as a new High-Speed Rail Development Authority and Rail Trust Fund.
The letter is linked here: http://ushsr.com/letters/
The American High-Speed Rail Act would:
- Invest $41 billion annually in high-speed and higher-speed rail through grants administered by the Federal Railroad Administration over 5 years, with 75% of the funds dedicated to true high-speed rail;
- Prioritize the evaluation of high-speed rail grant applicants based on equity, resilience, sustainability, and economic development potential;
- Ensure all investments in high-speed rail projects that receive Federal funding are subject to existing labor laws, Railway Labor Act, and Railroad Retirement rules, and that all work falls to existing rail unions;
High-speed rail has proven effective in delivering transformational jobs, climate, equity and congestion benefits worldwide. The American High-Speed Rail Act takes a dramatic step forward as an investment in our future transportation needs that will be at the same time a massive jobs-creating engine helping revive and reinvigorate multiple sectors - steel production, manufacturing and our industrial base - with rippling economic benefits. During this time of crisis, we need to think big again.
You can find a summary of the American High-Speed Rail Act here: https://moulton.house.gov/press-releases/moulton-boyle-delbene-and-doyle-introduce-the-american-high-speed-rail-act
Original signatories include: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Rail Conference, Progressive Democrats of America, Manufacturing Renaissance, Rail Passengers Association, The Center for Biological Diversity, Titan Freight Systems, High Speed Rail Alliance, North Atlantic Rail Alliance, Virginians for High Speed Rail and the U.S. High Speed Rail Association.
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