California High Speed Rail Could Have 100 Million Riders Per Year by 2030
3 March 2007
A forecast by Cambridge Systematics predicts that the proposed California high-speed rail system would attract 2.5 million daily trips for the electric, 700-mile train system. That would translate into ridership of more than 100 million in 2030, and $3 billion in annual revenue.
The ridership projections exceed the previous forecast of 700 million riders the California High Speed Rail Authority’s 2000 Business Plan due to: inclusion of long-distance commuters in this model; users from other areas in the state; the rise of auto use; and increasing costs of auto and air travel.
The proposed high-speed train system will travel at speeds up to 220 mph from San Francisco and Sacramento in the north through the Central Valley to Los Angeles and San Diego.
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