Track is Back

Second Great U.S. Railroad Revolution

A New Partnership for Rail Mobility of the 21st Century

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U.S. President Joe Biden announced: "My administration will spark the second great railroad revolution to propel our nation's infrastructure into the future and help solve the climate emergency" (Dec. 2019). The recent bipartisan infrastructure law is an important step towards implementing this vision.

The rail industries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland:

  • are excited to offer their support to our American partners for the inspirational Second railroad revolution, to write a new chapter in the story of our excellent partnership, to deepen our cooperation and to forge new alliances for the mobility of the future.
  • deliver mobility with zero emissions, but with 100 percent travel experience; competence, ambition, passion – we are at your service. Mobility 4.0 defines a new era of more climate protection, more quality of life and sustainable prosperity. It is delivering a new customer experience, the next generation of public transport, smarter networking of metropolitan areas and rural regions, the modernization of the railroad network and the future of logistics.
  • share the paradigm of the railroad revolution: emission-free mobility cannot be achieved by implementing bans; the product on offer must be right. Only then will people individually choose to take the train of their own free will

Download "Track is Back. A New Partnership for Rail Mobility of the 21st Century" here.


On June 9, 2022, Germany, Austria and Switzerland came together to discuss, exchange, and share with our U.S. partners how rail can make the world more sustainable and how, together, we can implement Second Great U.S. Railroad Revolution. To this end, the embassies of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, together with their national railway associations, organized the first U.S.-DACH-Rail Day.

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