Amtrak’s Vision for High-Speed Rail  SustainableCitiesCollective.com Social Media Today LLC September 21, 2011 Al Engel - ...
Source: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework (FAF-2) an...
<ul><li>2030 Forecasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train miles:  + 37% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercity & commuter riders:  ...
NEC Next-Gen HSR: Reduced Trip Time - Surge in Capacity <ul><ul><li>Dedicated 2 - track alignment;  220 mph equipment </li...
<ul><li>Next-Gen HSR operations generates  $928 million annual surplus </li></ul><ul><li>Costs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul>...
NEC Next-Gen HSR: Phasing Strategy NextGen HSR IOS: NYC to PHL Acela Capacity Increases 40% Acela II Fleet Doubles Capacit...
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All Aboard! Getting America Back on Rail

  1. 1. Amtrak’s Vision for High-Speed Rail SustainableCitiesCollective.com Social Media Today LLC September 21, 2011 Al Engel - Vice President, High Speed Rail
  2. 2. Source: Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework (FAF-2) and I-95 Corridor 2040 Vision Report National Highway System Estimated Peak Period Congestion: 2035 NEC Highway Capacity Constraints <ul><li>Insufficient Capacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gridlock by 2035 without substantial expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Estimate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$7B - $13 B annually to maintain congestion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$15B -$28B annually for any real improvement </li></ul></ul>Federal HS&IPR Investments to date (2009-2011)
  3. 3. <ul><li>2030 Forecasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train miles: + 37% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercity & commuter riders: + 60% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investment needs by 2030: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SGR Backlog: $7.9 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SGR Replace: $9.1 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Growth: $32.9 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baltimore Tunnel: $2.0 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total: $51.9 B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average of $2.6 B annually </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modest increase in capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Segment capacities along NEC exceeded by 2030 </li></ul>NEC Rail Capacity Constraints Source: NEC Master Plan. Previously Identified Chokepoint 2008 Capacity Utilization > 75% Northeast Corridor 2030 Capacity Utilization > 100% Commuter Railroad Source: NEC Master Plan.
  4. 4. NEC Next-Gen HSR: Reduced Trip Time - Surge in Capacity <ul><ul><li>Dedicated 2 - track alignment; 220 mph equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% - 60% travel-time reductions in key markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston – Washington DC: from 6:30 to 3:20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World-Class High-Speed Network: </li></ul>NYC - DC NYC - BOS Existing Master Plan (2030) 2:42 2:15 3:35 3:08 1:34 1:34 Next-Gen HSR Service Departures (Each Direction) Current Next-Gen HSR Hourly 1 3-4 Daily 10-15 53-73 Average Speeds (Super Express) Current Next-Gen HSR NYC - BOS 65 mph 148 mph NYC - DC 86 mph 137 mph
  5. 5. <ul><li>Next-Gen HSR operations generates $928 million annual surplus </li></ul><ul><li>Costs Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>O&M costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital Renewal (infrastructure & rolling stock): long-term equipment & capital repair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employment Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>44,000 full-time jobs annually over a 25 year for construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>120,000 permanent jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7,100 new rail operations jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investment: $117 Billion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefit/Cost multiplier: 2.27 </li></ul></ul>NEC Next-Gen HSR: Operating Surplus of $900M
  6. 6. NEC Next-Gen HSR: Phasing Strategy NextGen HSR IOS: NYC to PHL Acela Capacity Increases 40% Acela II Fleet Doubles Capacity NEC 160 mph MAS: NYC to WAS NEC Gateway: Newark to NYC NextGen HSR: PHL to WAS NextGen HSR: NYC to Hartford NextGen HSR: Hartford to BOS NextGen HSR 220 MPH MAS NEC-UP (Upgrade Program) 160 MPH MAS
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention [email_address] New York to Washington or Boston: 96 minutes

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