Archive -- APTA: Connecting America's Cities
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 AM Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 AM
Connecting America's Cities
A Virtual Convening on the Elements of High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Advocacy
April 7-8, 2021
The coming years bring great opportunity to unleash the economic power of our megaregions, to enable equitable and affordable access and opportunity, and to create short-term and permanent American jobs. Those national benefits can be achieved by building a robust high-speed and intercity passenger rail network that is environmentally friendly, resilient, and sustainable.
The Connecting America's Cities conference will bring together a wide range of stakeholders and advocates to cover the full range of questions that need to be addressed in making that vision a reality.
It’s time to stop envying what other countries have. It’s time stop asking why can’t we do that. It’s time to implement a high-speed rail network in America. Discussion over the next two days will concentrate on what has been called the second great railroad revolution – a generational opportunity before us to propel the nation’s infrastructure into the future and help solve the climate emergency and connect people.
"Saving the Pennsylvanian (New York-Pittsburgh train) was a local effort but it was tremendously useful to have a national organization [NARP] to call upon for information and support. It was the combination of the local and national groups that made this happen."
Michael Alexander, NARP Council Member
April 6, 2013, at the Harrisburg PA membership meeting of NARP