FS Italian Railways USA Inc. (FS USA) is a 100% company of the FS Group, one of the largest integrated rail & road players in the world composed of about 100 companies, working in 5 continents and in more than 60 countries.

FS USA has been incorporated in Delaware in 2019 (also registered in California) with the purpose of managing and developing transportation and related activities in North America. Such purpose includes the participation to tenders announced in that territory, aiming to consolidate the presence of the FS Group (especially in the US) by exporting its expertise also to North America.

Enrico Trapazzo
President & CEO

The strategy of the FS USA is:

  • to spread the awareness of the FS brand in North America (by promoting the FS Group as a worldwide industrial benchmark);
  • to represent a valuable one-stop-shop for integrated mobility solutions (High-Speed Rail, railroad infrastructure, passenger/freight operations, transit systems, and any related engineering, certification, ICT, advisory and training services);
  • to support local stakeholders in implementing a state-of-the-art integrated rail network, by enhancing and blending resources, skills, innovation and expertise available within the FS Group and its key business partners.

High-Speed Rail: the American dream

The new Biden presidency is generating interest for a new mobility facing climate emergency, by ensuring the US achieves a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050. A US High-Speed Rail (HSR) Master Plan could represent the backbone of such a new mobility. The HSR is a great opportunity to boost the mobility of the US citizens and its construction has always been related to the concepts of innovation and technological development.

China, Japan and Europe have decided to implement HSR systems long time ago, in fact connectivity at 220 miles per hour is now a reality in many countries around the world. Competition gave benefits in many industries, but it is still unusual in the railway sector, especially in the passenger segments. Italy was the first country in the world to undergo a railway liberalization process regarding the HSR market. Italy is an example concerning the rail competition with its area of particular excellence regarding traffic management of various operators on the same rail network.

Effective transportation systems are essential for the US prosperity, having significant impacts on economic growth, social development and the environment. A US HSR Master Plan could attract private investors for the railway infrastructure and railway operations.

Implementing HSR will provide Americans with a safer, less congested and environment-friendly transportation choice. It will also make sure that America remains an economic engine and meets the environmental and energy challenges of this century.


US HSR Association

The US High-Speed Rail Association is the premier membership advocacy organization and trade association advancing fast rail in America. The US HSR Association was founded in 2009 as an independent non-profit organization with the mission to build widespread public, business, and political support for a major federal investment in America's national rail network.

FS USA has decided to partner the US High-Speed Rail Association as a VIP member and work together in developing high-speed rail in the US. Check out more on: www.ushsr.com/vipmembers.