Curious about the facts on high speed rail? Check out some of the research and reference materials that Cascadia Rail uses in our outreach materials:
A 400-page report + executive summary prepared for WSDOT by consulting firm WSP on the economic and environmental benefits of high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest.
A 94-page report prepared for WSDOT by consulting firm CH2M on the vision and implementation of high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest.
A proposed bill by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) to fund 34 high speed rail projects across America as part of an economic recovery act from the COVID-19 pandemic. $205 billion would be allocated to projects over five years, with incentives for an additional $38 billion in private investment. The proposal would create 1.16 million construction jobs and an additional 4 million non-industry jobs.
Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the INVEST in America Act, a transportation spending bill that includes a new $19 billion program, the Passenger Rail Improvement, Modernization and Expansion (PRIME) grant program, devoted entirely to passenger rail improvements, such as high speed rail.
A fact sheet about the benefits of building high speed rail in North America, researched by the American Public Transportation Association, a non-profit association with 1,500 public and private sector member organizations.
Videos from the 2019 policy forum highlight research and advocacy about high speed rail in North America.