Why Long-Distance Trains Matter

Long Distance Trains: A Foundation for National Mobility, a white paper by NARP and the Midwest High-Speed Rail Association, aims to correct common misconceptions about Amtrak's national network of overnight trains and to demonstrate the valuable role they play in connecting small towns and rural areas to larger cities, with multiple city-pair "corridors" served by one highly productive train.

NARP believes that the long distance trains should remain a federal responsibility. which was reaffirmed in the 2008 law.  We believe connecting all parts of the country with reliable, affordable passenger train service is an important federal policy objective.

Click here to read the paper.


0 #2 Keith Randall 2013-09-16 13:54
I am a supporter of high speed rail. I believe it should be available all across America as an integrated system and support the A.N.T.S. project which is designed to do just that. For public support of HSR I think this idea of private financing to build the integrated system is the only way to make it a reality. This allows companies to operate on this system in the same manner that air carriers operate today, Keith
+1 #1 cj foster 2013-05-04 20:02
trains can be a better transportation for commerce and travel. Their value is saving land, energy and time.

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