July 5, 2021
Dear Ladies and Gentleman,
Good afternoon, my name is Mark McGlone, a volunteer with the office of Congressman Seth Moulton, and I am writing to you to urge your support for the bill which Congressman Moulton recently brought again before the House of Representatives, the American High Speed Rail Act.
This legislation would help to address multiple challenges facing the nation, and indeed the world, including access to transportation for both lower-income residents and others, global warming, and job creation.
It would do so by facilitating the construction of high-speed rail networks around the country, akin to those already flourishing in other areas of the world, which could among other things compete with longer-haul bus options to provide affordable long-distance transportation for those without access to a car, in a manner much more friendly to the environment than either these bus routes or the airline flights which other train passengers would otherwise take.
In their construction and operation, these networks would also provide employment opportunities in a variety of fields to all sorts of people with varying skill sets, from construction workers and engineers to conductors and computer technicians.
At a time when the nation’s need for infrastructure is once again in the headlines, it is hard to imagine many infrastructure projects more worthy than this, so I urge you to read the details of the bill on Congressman Moulton’s web site at https://moulton.house.gov/press-releases/moulton-boyle-and-delbene-introduce-the-american-high-speed-rail-act, and to lend their voice in support of it to the rest of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation, to President Biden, and to any other national and local leaders who could assist in this endeavor.