A National High Speed Rail Route Map
This is an ambitious map. And that’s exactly as it should be. It’s based on existing proposals from HSR advocacy groups across North America, as well as on existing HSR projects from the Amtrak Acela to XpressWest to the California High Speed Rail Authority.
Some may argue that this is a pie-in-the-sky approach, that we need to build out regional corridors first. Which is fine. But before the Interstate Highway System was authorized, it had to first be conceptualized on a map. This map gets us closer to the goal of an interstate high speed rail system by showing us what it looks like. And envisioning such a system is the first step toward building it.