Intercity Passenger Rail

Intercity passenger rail (IPR) connects communities, large and small, urban and rural, and is an important part of America’s surface transportation system, providing an environmentally friendly travel option. Not only is intercity passenger rail one of the safest modes, it is also one of the cleanest and greenest modes of transportation—47 percent more energy efficient than traveling by car and 33 percent more energy efficient than domestic air travel on a per-passenger-mile basis.