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:
WSDOT 2020 Governance, Engagement, and Finance Strategy
A 77-page report prepared for WSDOT by consulting firm WSP explaining a roadmap of how to build high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest.
WSDOT 2019 Business Case Study
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.
House Bill: $205 BILLION for American High Speed Rail Act
A bill by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) 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.
INVEST in America Act: $19 BILLION for Passenger Rail
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.
APTA: Benefits of 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.
APTA High Speed Rail Policy Forum
Videos from the 2019 policy forum highlight research and advocacy about high speed rail in North America.