Survey says Americans would use high-speed rail

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WASHINGTON – A survey by the American Public Transportation Association says a majority of Americans would use high-speed rail service if it were available. The survey says nearly two-thirds of adults would definitely or probably use high-speed rail service for leisure or business travel if it were an option. The survey was taken among 24,711 adults.

The survey also asked how important various factors would be in choosing high-speed rail service. Ninety-one percent of respondents said high-speed rail should offer shorter travel times compared to driving to their destinations; 91 percent said the rail service should be less expensive than flying; 89 percent said it should be less expensive than driving; and 85 percent said the rail service should integrate with local public transit so they could avoid using rental cars and cabs, and paying parking fees. The association wants Congress to invest $50 billion over the next six years in high-speed rail.
WASHINGTON – A survey by the American Public Transportation Association says a majority of Americans would use high-speed rail service if it were available. The survey says nearly two-thirds of adults would definitely or probably use high-speed rail service for leisure or business travel if it were an option. The survey was taken among 24,711 adults.

The survey also asked how important various factors would be in choosing high-speed rail service. Ninety-one percent of respondents said high-speed rail should offer shorter travel times compared to driving to their destinations; 91 percent said the rail service should be less expensive than flying; 89 percent said it should be less expensive than driving; and 85 percent said the rail service should integrate with local public transit so they could avoid using rental cars and cabs, and paying parking fees. The association wants Congress to invest $50 billion over the next six years in high-speed rail.
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