Investment in High-Speed Rail in the U.S. Results in the Net Benefits of $26.4 Billion, According to New Report

Published: July 10, 2012
American Public Transportation Association

While critics of implementing a high-speed rail program in America say the U.S. cannot afford to build it, new information released today shows that the net benefits to investment far exceed the cost.  The report titled “Opportunity Cost of Inaction: High-Speed Rail and High Performance Passenger Rail Service” was released today at a Congressional briefing by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  It shows that building a high-speed rail program in the U.S. results in $26.4 billion in net benefits over the next 40 years.

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