The Benefits

The Organization

High-Speed Rail: Experience the Benefits

Minimal Environmental Impact

High speed rail uses natural resources more efficiently and reduces our carbon footprint.

Reduced Petroleum Use.

High speed passenger trains will reduce our use of and dependence on petroleum.

Reduced Land Use.

The proposed 110 mph high speed rail requires less land than alternative modes of transportation.

Reduced Urban Sprawl.

According to the National Rail Plan Progress Report:

By connecting city centers with convenient rail links, center city accessibility is leveraged exponentially, permitting residents of one city to easily enjoy the opportunities of neighboring cities without the need for automobile or air travel, which may be inconvenient for moderate distance trips between city centers. Moreover, the rail mode is often more environmentally friendly. Intercity rail can also work synergistically with transit by encouraging more people to use transit to get to rail stations. The result will be better use of transit services, which will stimulate growth of development more attuned with livable communities not relying on auto access.

Support for High Speed Rail.

The Hoosier Environmental Council supports the development of high speed passenger rail. Visit their website to learn about their position and to hear their call for action.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago also stands behind high speed rail. In an article on their website, they highlight high speed rail as being an energy-efficient, convenient, and cost-effective transportation option that offers the added benefit of promoting economic growth by stimulating the manufacturing sector, creating rail-centric new jobs, and better connecting existing markets.