Target: U.S. Congress
Goal: Fund the construction of new high speed rail lines
As gas prices continue to rise, many people are seeking ways to save on transportation cost. Trains are a natural alternative to cars and airplanes. Trains have the potential to be cheap, fast, convenient, and environmentally friendly. They operate in all weather conditions, and never get stuck from congestion. Unfortunately, train service in most US cities is extremely slow, if it even exists at all. The only existing high-speed rail line in the U.S. is the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. In order to grow the economy, we should invest in high-speed rail throughout the nation.
High-speed rail lines have been proposed in California, Texas, New York, and Chicago. However, without federal funding, it is unlikely that any of them will be built. Instead, travelers in these highly populated areas will be forced to waste time and money on outdated transportation. As gas prices continue to rise and the population continues to grow, this problem will only become worse each year.
According to the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, Americans waste $87.2 billion and 4.2 billion hours each year because of our outdated an inefficient traffic system- $750 and one full workweek for each American traveler. We can no longer afford such waste. It’s time to move our transportation network into the 21st century. Let’s put Americans to work building a national high-speed rail network.
As you search for ways to put Americans back to work and rebuild the economy, please consider investing in high-speed rail. High-speed rail has been proven to be effective in the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. It is cheap, fast, convenient, and environmentally friendly. It is time to build a similar high-speed rail line through all the major cities of the nation.
It has been estimated that America’s outdated and inefficient traffic system wastes $87.2 billion and 4.2 billion hours each year- $750 and one full workweek for each American traveler. We can no longer afford this inefficiency- it’s time to put Americans to work building a 21st century transportation network of high-sped rail.
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