Sunday, October 4, 2015

From EVObsession: "Two-Thirds Of Americans Would Utilize High-Speed Rail If It Was Available"

Here are two excerpts from the article in EVObsession:
     Nearly two-thirds of all Americans would use high-speed rail if it was available, based on the findings of a new survey from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). To be more exact here, 63% of those surveyed stated an interests in utilizing high-speed rail service if it was available.
     Also worth noting here is that this number jumped 4% to 67% when survey respondents were given information detailing cost + time savings benefits accompanying high-speed rail use.
[and. . .]
     The survey also found that 71% of those surveyed are in support of the reduction of regulatory hurdles for the development of real-estate development near high-speed rail.
     “High-speed rail not only provides a great transportation option, but the public’s interest in amenities near high-speed rail stations is another way to create economic growth and jobs in local communities across the country,” stated Melaniphy [APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy].
On the topic of high-speed rail here is All Aboard Florida's tribute to Florida visionary Henry Flagler: