President Biden Announces Billions to Deliver World-Class High-Speed Rail
President Biden is delivering on his vision to rebuild America and win the global competition with $66 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The Biden-Harris Administration is building out a pipeline of passenger rail projects in every region of the country in order to achieve the President’s vision of world-class passenger rail. Announced projects will add new passenger rail service to cities that have historically lacked access to America’s rail network, connecting residents to jobs, healthcare, and educational opportunities. These investments will also create tens of thousands of good-paying union jobs in construction and related industries – adding to over 100,000 jobs that the President is creating through historic investments in world-class rail. - WhiteHouse
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The Biden-Harris Administration funds $8.2 billion for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country, including the first world-class high-speed rail projects in America. - WhiteHouse
- A new high-speed rail system between California and Nevada, which will serve more than 11 million passengers annually
- A high-speed rail line through California’s Central Valley to ultimately link Los Angeles and San Francisco, supporting travel with speeds up to 220 mph
- Upgrade frequently-traveled rail corridors in Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia
- Upgrade and expand capacity at Chicago Union Station in Illinois, one of the nation’s busiest rail hubs.
“The tide is turning,” said Andy Kunz, President and CEO of U.S. High Speed Rail. “America will soon join the club of 26 nations that enjoy the spectacular economic, environmental, and safety benefits of bullet trains. Thank you, President Biden, for your vision and support for delivering world-class high-speed rail to the American people." “The momentum for American high-speed rail is becoming unstoppable,” said U.S. High Speed Rail Coalition Political Director Ezra Silk. “All aboard!” - USHSR Coalition
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