Segmented Phases of CHSR Corridor
1. Between Portland and Seattle, 172 miles
2. Between Portland and Eugene, 109 miles
3. Between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, 137 miles
About Cascadia High Speed Rail Company
CHSR, LLC company has developed a plan that is an advanced example of how high-speed rail corridors can be designed. Our strategy for the Pacific Northwest CHSR corridor is to plan and build CHSR using private and public investment to fund pre‑fabricated/gantry construction methods that are the fastest and most economical means of bringing the USA rail system into the 21st century.
The Cutting Edge Company Uses the Most Economical System in Designing, Financing, and Constructing High-Speed Rail Corridors for Commuters, Long Distance Travelers, and Parcel Freight
The Cascadia High Speed Rail (CHSR) Company will use the most advanced methods to design, finance, and build high-speed rail corridors in the United States. Since 2006 the CHSR Company has been developing a very efficient 418-mile corridor capable of supporting train speeds over 250 mph and livable multi-use transportation hubs. Through multiple studies of topography, land use planning, and economic feasibility, we are now prepared for technical and public documents on our recommendation as to where to build the CHSR corridor on the ground, flyovers, in tunnels, and locate station/hub town centers to connect towns between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, BC. It will be financed with public and private funds for capital construction to transport passengers and parcel freight. The most technically advanced boring machines will be used for tunnel construction and gantry system development to build flyovers as used internationally.
The Cascadia High-Speed Rail (CHSR) Corridor has been recognized as a potential high-speed rail corridor since 1992 when the USDOT Federal Railroad Administration identified it as one of the original five best high-speed rail corridors for development. Today, the US High-Speed Rail Association (USHSR) recommends to President Biden’s infrastructure funding proposal that the CHSR be #4 for funding. Conversely, US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg has recommended that CHSR be #3 for funding.
Cascadia High Speed Rail Company's mission is to design, secure funding, and develop a new high-speed intercity, commuter, and parcel freight rail corridor (CHSR) in the Pacific Northwest. The 418-mile CHSR corridor between Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, will create over 10,000 jobs ranging from unskilled and highly skilled workers using the latest construction methods. The mixed-use station hubs are planned and are located in town centers with connections to buses, light rail, streetcars, water taxis, autos, bikeways, pedestrians, and active transit.
Brad Perkins, the President/CEO of Cascadia High Speed Rail, LLC, has helped design and advocate for this new and exciting transportation system since 2006. He has worked closely with technical rail corridor planning advisor Rudy Niederer to develop a high-speed intercity, commuter, and parcel freight rail corridor between Vancouver, BC, and Eugene, OR. Brad has spent considerable time influencing the direction of the newly designed CHSR corridor and transportation hub locations with local, state, and national leaders. Transportation Economic and Management Systems, Inc. (TEMS) has completed financial feasibility and other studies to prove CHSR’s economic viability. Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. has completed development scenarios for CHSR station and transportation hub locations in Portland, Vancouver, WA, Tacoma, and Seattle. All three companies have over 100 years of combined experience in high-speed rail design and use planning and economic feasibility studies for development projects.
The CHSR corridor will appeal to multiple users in the I-5 corridor, with a population of 8.5 million people. With e-commerce increasing product delivery by 15% per year, parcel delivery companies can help finance the corridor’s development and other CHSR projects. The combination of state and private financing can enable a stronger case for securing federal funding.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 10:30 AM PT
Transportation Economics & Management Systems, Inc. (TEMS) has completed a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the CHSR corridor.
For an executive summary of the EIS Tier 1 study final report, click here.
For the slide show from September 30 including a bonus video about the TGV France, click here.
The CHSR Study Team held a webinar on September 30, 2021, to engage with local leaders, businesses, stakeholder agencies, organizations, and the public to further explain the Tier 1 EIS study report.
For a recording of the September 30 webinar, click here.
To learn more about the CHSR Business Prospectus conducted in 2018, click here.