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Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more than 19,000 miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade.

    Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 200 miles per hour and date to the 1960s. They have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger causality. casualty

    France began service of the high-speed TGV train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed.

    But the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph.

    California’s high-speed rail system is under construction, but whether it will ever get completed as intended is uncertain.

    Watch the video to see why the U.S. continues to fail with high-speed trains, and some companies that are trying to fix that.

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    Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail
  • Source: https://youtu.be/Qaf6baEu0_w


  • xianshep


     4 hours ago

    We have to spend HALF our budget on "defense" (i.e. petro-miltary-industrial complex profits); to HELL with infrastructure and quality-of-life expenditures!

  • Crookedskull 270

    Crookedskull 270

     4 hours ago

    Do realize China stole Japanese train plans and infrastructure plans

  • Emerald


     5 hours ago

    "Amtrak is operated as a for profit company"
    wait you're joking right?

  • Gia Pacella

    Gia Pacella

     6 hours ago

    It's Time! Infrastructure Bill Trump 2020 Chicago - Ohio Stops - Pittsburgh - Philly It's green right? USS 💛🖤👍🙂#Jobs #Expansion #Tourism

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max

     8 hours ago +1

    because of corruption jewish USA havent High Speed Rails, also jews in the states fly to the space with Russian engine, because it is cheaper

  • Fluteristic


     10 hours ago

    I live and drive along this proposed route . This doc has a junior high school sanitary snow-job goody-goody gumdrop slant that is so far removed from the true reality of its failure . The democratic party majority in CA has exploded every good concept and torn it to shreds by peeling off layers of expenses just to line its pockets off the top. That by itself killed all potential . The UC study stated flatly the fares would never come close to paying for it. All high speed rail projects around the world fall within a 250 mile target zone that meets most commuter needs between major employment centers. To blame costs on boring machines through mountains reveals crass stupidity and ignorance. The subway in LA bored Cahuenga Pass , and for all its overruns, still requires bus connections at the end of the line. It meets half of the commuter needs it serves at double the cost . It never should have been green lighted by Jerry Brown .

  • Rol Zh

    Rol Zh

     10 hours ago

    I am from China and understand how much U.S. is behind China. Two main reasons make it super expensive in U.S. : 1. labor union and labor protection regulations. 2. excessive environmental regulation.

  • Abe Tomas

    Abe Tomas

     11 hours ago

    hell yeah we need some high speed rail in the PNW with all traffics we deal with that's definitely a good idea less traffics. make it happens please

  • Changsha


     12 hours ago

    In the USA we have to many people with there hands in the pot, that's what it really comes down to!!!!

  • Sino Pino

    Sino Pino

     13 hours ago

    Simple answer is:
    Alaska Airlines
    Allegiant Air
    American Airlines
    Delta Air Lines
    Frontier Airlines
    Hawaiian Airlines
    Southwest Airlines
    Spirit Airlines
    United Airlines

    This is why USA has no high speed rail. There are too many jets taking care of " High speed transportation ".

  • SRMkay


     22 hours ago

    The U.S. has no high-speed rail because Amtrak has a chokehold on government rail funding, which they somehow seem to use to make their services worse

  • Mourad Attar

    Mourad Attar


    It would be a dream comes true if I can get from NY to California in 15hr per ground transportation

  • Paname514



    Even Africa has very high-speed trains, the US are far behind.

  • Paulo Pereira

    Paulo Pereira


    10:56 high speed trains are socialists ahahahahhahahha

  • Miguel Galang

    Miguel Galang


    An American once told me Americans will never welcome high-speed rail and public transportation because it impedes in their personsal space and thus impedes their mental well-being.

  • Jason Chang

    Jason Chang


    All I hear is excuses, excuses and excuses. No solutions and blame.

  • Mister Mclaur

    Mister Mclaur


    I hope one we'll be able to go from Europe to US with a passage through Iceland and Greenland and then come back passing through Bering's Detroit then Asia! A super Intercontinental Globe railway system! It will for sure help stabilize political relations between US and Russia since they would share the Pacific section.

  • Me Meagain

    Me Meagain


    Without even seeing the video I'm going to guess. Money, money, and more money. Oil companies secret lobbying to not get it. Car manufacturers lobbying secretly not to get it. Car repair companies lobbying secretly not to get it. Car parts companies secretly lobbying not to get it. Tire manufacturers secretly lobbying not to get it. Politicians lobbying secretly not to get it because either they or their friends/constituents own the companies or own stock in the above mentioned companies.

  • Roasted Potato

    Roasted Potato


    It costs $150 million per mile??? WTF??? WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE? Is it money laundering or corruption? It means almost $100,000 per 1 meter of the road?

  • yossarian3x


     2 days ago

    Bloody hell 🤣 In Poland we have also high speed rail ...and free health - care 🤷‍♂️