21st Century Transportation for America


Our mission is to build widespread public, business, and political support for a major investment in a national high speed rail network.

USHSR is the only organization in America focusing entirely on advancing a state-of-the-art national high speed rail network across the country.  
We are an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association chartered to organize and mobilize the industry with a shared vision for a 21st century, 17,000 mile national high speed rail system built in phases for completion by 2030.

This new national electric transportation project will revive our economy and manufacturing sector by creating millions of new jobs.  It will be the catalyst for the next real estate boom, significantly reduce our dependence on oil, shrink our national carbon footprint, reduce congestion, and create efficient mobility that's safe and affordable for its passengers.

Our vision includes a national HSR Express system connecting cities and states into an integrated system, laid out in phases with an aggressive schedule for full system build out.  Our vision sets high standards for interoperable, state-of-the-art dedicated track, advanced control systems, elegant multi-modal train stations, and top-of-the-line 220 mph trains connecting major cities together.  Our plan calls for a support network of 110 mph trains connecting smaller cities and towns together with the high speed system.

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Our voice for a national high speed rail network is unified around our vision, and represents the advancement and scaling up of the high speed rail industry in America needed to carry out the vision.  Our voice reaches across the spectrum including the Federal, state, and grassroots levels.

We provide the forum to bring together the many players to develop coalitions and consortiums for building HSR systems.  Our forum will take many shapes to include a range of conferences, meetings, networking events, tours, and on-line media.

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USHSR in Time magazine

USHSR in Time: "All Aboard?" July 19 issue

"More than 300 business types showed up at its shindig at the Orlando Hilton, where they saw cool models of German, Spanish, South Korean and Japanese bullet trains and a cool video of a French train traveling a record 357 m.p.h.  When I asked a lobbyist I recognized what he was doing there, he grinned and rubbed his thumb against two fingers."