Support Grows for Intercity Rail Projects Across the Country

Two recent editorial pieces from cities as disparate as Columbus, Ohio and Houston, Texas call for a federal commitment to de-clog our airports and highways with long-term investments in high-speed intercity rail.  Proponents in Texas argue that state officials need to move beyond 20th century policies and not to sell short on the state's transportation system in the 21st.  Both pieces argue that high-speed rail has shown benefits in improving a nation's carbon foot print, and help to relieve congestion at major airports, especially for short-distance intercity travel.  They conclude that it is time to provide Americans with a safe and reliable transportation network that includes intercity rail.

Read the Columbus Dispatch piece here.

Read the Houston Chronicle piece here.