High Speed Rail (HSR) in the United States

This report provides an overview of high speed rail (HSR) in the United States. It discusses definitions of high speed rail, looks at high speed rail in selected other countries, and describes congressional initiatives to promote HSR, including provisions in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-432) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (P.L. 111-5). The report then surveys rationales for developing HSR, cost estimates for HSR, and some of the challenges expected in implementing HSR.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01683574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R40973
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2018 12:42PM