Today we celebrate the high-technology of high speed rail!(US HSR)

Today we celebrate the high-technology of high speed rail!
High speed rail is the world’s most advanced transportation technology – marrying speed, efficiency, capacity, convenience, safety, sustainability and passenger comfort like no other form of transport.
Technologically advanced, high speed rail is the product of decades of development, testing, and refinements by many nations’ top engineers and tech experts. Explore the amazing tech of HSR…
The most advanced transportation system in the world!    
21st Century transportation is here today… with high-tech systems throughout    
High speed rail utilizes the latest in technology in many ways. From the latest in clean, efficient electric motors, to light weight composite materials, to special traction and communication technologies, advanced wheel and track design, to the latest in capturing braking and waste heat for reuse, high speed rail is at the cutting edge of intelligent technology development, innovation, and system integration & implementation.
High-tech train control systems, automated trains, advanced traffic management 
High speed rail systems utilize the most advanced signaling systems in the world creating the ability to safely operate 200+mph trains only minutes apart on a national scale! National High Speed Rail Control Centers monitor and control every train in real time across the national network utilizing the most advanced computers, monitoring systems, and control stations.
State-of-the-art modern stations with convenient connections, lounges, cafes, shops
High speed rail stations are the gateway to the city, and are some of the most exciting places to experience.  Monumental structures, grand spaces, and the constant movement of people and trains makes for an exhilarating experience.  Modern or historic, great train stations add another level of excitement and comfort to traveling. Offering connections to many destinations, shopping and dining, services and more.
Super advanced construction technologies and mega-scale prefabrication   
High speed rail utilizes some of the world’s largest and most complex construction technologies that allow for rapid construction of new lines at greatly reduced cost and shorter time frames. China has been a leader in developing and expanding this mega-scale construction and prefabrication technology and practice.
Large scale tunneling is also very advanced technology with tunnel boring machines that are massive scale drills housing an internal construction factory that builds completed tunnels in a single pass as it drills.
Tech jobs of all types – design, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, next-gen…   
High speed rail offers a wide diversity of jobs across the tech sector, and all forms of engineering, design, construction, and operations. This is as high-tech as you can get, especially the grand-scale, precision integration of the different systems, vehicles, power, communications, and infrastructure that make HSR.
High-tech transportation gets people safely to their destination fast and easy!   
High speed rail delivers exactly what America lacks – a fast, easy and green way to get around the country that’s reliable, safe, and comfortable. High speed rail delivers this service every day, every train.
HSR delivers great results – bringing happy people to their destinations hassle-free
How would you rather get around?
The new vision for America – fast, easy, green, enjoyable transportation    
 Join the rail discussion in Silicon Valley in September
Join business and political leaders bringing high speed rail to America at the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit!

California leads the nation in building state-of-the-art, 21st century transportation. Come celebrate the great leadership and vision moving America forward! California is at the forefront of sustainable transportation, showcasing how a state can invest in green energy and transport systems while stimulating economic development. Its a win-win for the people and the planet.

Construction is underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile super advanced transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America. Don’t miss this exciting event!
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78% of Americans are saying YES to rail!
Americans nationwide are waking up to the idea that we can have a far better future with fast, efficient transportation, especially after seeing how most other advanced nations are enjoying the fast train mobility benefits every day, while we sit stuck in highway and airport hell.
It has become clear that the way we’ve been investing in transportation (only roads and aviation) is no longer working in providing even basic mobility for the masses. The more we invest, the worse they both get. The American people are ready for a big change!

Americans are saying YES to rail in city after city because rail delivers REAL mobility, and gets people to their destinations the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way. Rail offers a new alternative for America!

It’s time to get serious about America’s future in how we invest our public dollars. 78% of America knows what’s right and what makes great transportation. It’s time to get past the myths and distractions, and focus on building a 21st century transportation system for the nation.
High speed rail delivers on the promises, with 50 years of proof, and many billions of people safely transported quickly and efficiently without delays or hassles.

Here’s what to tell your Congressman, Governor, Mayor and other elected officials:
-Fund high speed rail in multiple states with $50 Billion per year of federal dollars
-Fund the improvement of the entire Amtrak system, increasing trains service to all cities
-Stop Amtrak from breaking up long distance lines into shorter segments
-Set up a permanent Rail Trust Fund for rail projects across America, with dedicated annual funding
-Get oil money out of politics and transportation planning
“The average American motorist will spend 6 months of their life waiting for red lights to change, and over 5 years of life stuck in traffic.”  -Time Magazine
“It’s time for us all to either get on board or get out of the way!”   
Rod Diridon makes the case!

“Last week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Board met in San Jose and adopted its long-anticipated, comprehensive 2018 Business Plan. That culminating action is the result of an extended, transparent, and comprehensive evaluation of challenges the Authority faces in building the nation’s first high-speed rail system. The plan addresses and remediates each of those challenges creating a program worthy of public trust as construction progresses from the Central Valley toward Silicon Valley.

The Authority is determined to construct a high-speed rail system that will reconnect the state, link economies and fundamentally modernize and improve travel in California. Like many transformative projects, this epic effort has faced cost, scheduling, and scoping challenges. The new Business Plan maps a viable path to deliver the initial segment, operable without government subsidy, between Silicon Valley and the Central Valley in the coming decade.

As the Authority lays the foundation for high-speed rail service, it continues to fulfill its commitment to support the following rail modernization, bookend projects in the south and north state. Earlier this month, the Authority and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority entered into an agreement that allocates $76.1 million in Proposition 1A bonds to fund a vital grade separation project in the city of Santa Fe Springs. Other upgrades of the Burbank to Anaheim Metro Link system are in planning preparing for joint high-speed rail usage. Similarly, the Authority has allocated $713 million from Prop 1A to support the Caltrain Electrification Project now in process.

The 2018 Business Plan, approved unanimously by the Authority’s board last week,  is straight talk. This mega-project has challenges that the Authority has realistic plans to overcome. Our state is now the world’s fifth largest economy. We can afford, indeed, can’t survive without this world-class high-speed rail system so badly needed by Silicon Valley. The project is under construction.  So, to avoid more delays and added costs, it’s time for us all to either get on board or get out of the way.”

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