Many of us are aware and know that the current passenger rail system in the United States is not exactly living up to systems that are seen throughout the world.
The High Speed Rail America Club is a group chartered within Florida International University and aims to bring high speed rail to the United States. While admittedly such a system is difficult, costly, and takes time to execute, it is NOT impossible, and quoting university president Mark Rosenberg, we as people have the power to "Turn the Impossible to the Inevitable".
Our main goal at the moment is to produce a documentary that highlights the current state of rail travel in the United States and what can be done to improve and bring it up to High Speed standards. We would like to film our documentary on and revolving around present day passenger rail, while discussing within the film and later focusing on and cooperating with prospective systems such as All Aboard Florida, which we know that service should start soon. While it won't immediately put high speed rail on the market, at least it will inform, educate, thoroughly clarify, and ultimately convince the viewing public to promote progress to national rail travel, eventually leading to establishing HSR in the US.
But to film this documentary is more easily said than done.
The hurdles that stop us from making this happen are among the following - logistics, travel expenses, camera and post processing equipment.
This is why we have a Kickstarter campaign. We are asking those who are interested and willing to support a brighter future for US Rail Travel for a donation so that we meet our funding goal. As of now, which is three days into the campaign, already $190 USD has been raised out of a minimum $1500 base goal. We have established stretch goals so that with more support, our project can be better implemented. Our deadline is August 3, 2014.
The campaign page can be accessed here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1682189695/the-american-train
Thank you for your support