High Speed Rail

The skylines of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver joined as one in the title page graphic from the Framework for the Future report.

Report Lays Out Framework for a Cascadia High-Speed Rail Authority

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Last week, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released a report (PDF) laying out a framework to advance Cascadia's high-speed rail hopes. "Rather...

Cascadia Needs New Zoning, Not New Cities

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Abolishing apartment bans is how we grow as a region, not sprouting entire new cities in pasture. The Cascadia Vision 2050 report made it onto...

Amtrak Joe’s Win Elevates High-Speed Rail Hopes

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Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris officially became President-elect and Vice President-elect on Saturday, which signals a shift from a car-centric, anti-city administration to...

Cascadia Vision 2050 Report Argues Hub-Cities Can Solve Affordability and Sustainability Challenges

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Learn more about the ambitious proposal to build new high-speed transit connected hub-cities at the upcoming October 9th event. Skyrocketing housing costs that displace...

Biden’s Climate Plan Would Launch Green New Deal and High-Speed Rail Network

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While Joe Biden may have emphasized highway building during the virtual Democratic National Convention, his $2 trillion dollar "Build Back Better" climate plan is...
An high-speed train pulls into a station and passengers approach. (Photo courtesy Midwest High Speed Rail Association)

High-Speed Rail Benefits Small Towns and Large Cities

There are many ways a high-speed rail system can benefit the urban hubs of a megaregion, but small towns along the alignment can also...

House Bill Proposes $205 Billion for High-Speed Rail as Part of Economic Recovery

A bill to fund the rollout of high-speed rail across America was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. The proposed policies would get...
A public mural from the New Deal arts program. (William Gropper / Public Domain)

Should The Government Invest in High-Speed Rail to Boost a Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery?

As we live through the current moment, it is difficult to understate the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the world. While...