Factors Contributing to High-Speed Rail Ridership

America 2050 staff recently participated in the FRA's outreach sessions on the Preliminary National Rail Plan in five locations across the United States, from May 19- June 4. Petra Todorovich and Yoav Hagler participated in panel discussions on investment criteria for high-speed rail, presenting a version of this PowerPoint, which discusses factors such as population size and density, employment concentrations, transit connections, industry mix of regional economies, and short-haul air markets.

Download the presentation delivered in Portland on June 4 (pdf).