Survey Finds Support for High-Speed Rail

The American Public Transportation Association released a survey this week show that 63 percent of Americans say they would use high-speed trains if they were available in the United States.

APTA said that when respondents were informed of the potential costs and time-saving benefits of using high-speed rail, that number increased to 67 percent

The survey was conducted by market research firm TechnoMetrica, which conducted interviews with based on 1,005 random digit-dial phone interviews.

“People want high-speed rail in America and we are seeing support among various ages and in different regions of the country regardless of political party,” said APTA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Melaniphy. “In addition, the millennial generation and younger adults will lead the way with their preferences to have a multimodal transportation system that supports their lifestyle.”

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