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


  • janice bediako

    janice bediako

     2 hours ago

    High speed rail in california before solving the
    MASS HOMELESS problem????

  • superman4ever101


     2 hours ago

    Orlando the most visited city in USA
    New York City " hold my 🍺"

  • Shashwat Sharma

    Shashwat Sharma

     5 hours ago

    Even vande bharat Express in India travels at a average speed of 81 miles and is way modern than us trains

  • PeRX


     7 hours ago

    I just want highways with no speed limits here. If I wanna go 150 miles per hour I should be able to without risking prison. But, most in America don’t have the brain cells to handle limitless roads

  • bowlweevil


     7 hours ago

    if California spent as much on high speed rail as they do supporting illegal aliens and corrupt politicians they would be whistling along at 250 mph today LMAO   PRESIDENT TRUMP 2020!

  • The end of time

    The end of time

     7 hours ago

    All the excuses and no one point out the elephant in the room. Come on people, the ultimate answer to why can't America have high speed railway is simple and clean: The trains don't burn fossil fuels! That's why oil money controlled congress doesn't want it to happen.

  • Sean Adver

    Sean Adver

     9 hours ago +1

    Boring Flat china geographic? Hell they have high speed rail to the place consider as the roof of the earth and some place are all mountains! It's just all about the profitability! Why the private enterprise will care about the social benefit or those who only govern for few years?

  • jerald triplet

    jerald triplet

     10 hours ago

    talk to fisher,maybe thay could help.

  • jerald triplet

    jerald triplet

     10 hours ago

    have fisher do it for us,thay know how to do it ok.

  • Kelvin Ni

    Kelvin Ni

     12 hours ago

    Hope Elon's Boring Company can accelerate the US infrastructure!

  • David Savage

    David Savage

     13 hours ago

    The US being unable to move away from cars is plainly untrue as in Europe and Japan the car is still dominant yet also have the trains to compliment them.



     15 hours ago

    US government needs to invest in Maglev trains as Bullet trains will be a slower option.
    Aerospace companies like Boeing, Lockheed martin need to focus more towards Super sonic aircraft & Space exploration.
    Oil companies need to gradually evolve towards Battery technologies & Renewable energy.

  • Brent Marteney

    Brent Marteney

     18 hours ago

    They also still eat dogs and have sweat shops..

  • truckero ortiz

    truckero ortiz

     20 hours ago

    Let the Chinese come in and build it,I bet the can do it for half the amount,but no the lobists will never allowed it.

  • Kosal Chin

    Kosal Chin

     21 hours ago

    The big giant is just awake from long dream of war.

  • Lamont Mealing

    Lamont Mealing

     22 hours ago

    We built a railway from coast to coast in the cowboy days. People road the train from East to West other countries are building rail infrastructure that benefits everyone. Here in the US we're so concerned with what country to invade next on false pretenses! High speed trains would benefit an put less cars on the road but greedy lobbyists don't want this and the American people suffer because of it!

  • Kevin O. McCann

    Kevin O. McCann

     23 hours ago +1

    Automobiles are liberty for the individual. Rail networks are overpriced terrorist targets and a leftist dream of having everybody going the same direction. That should not be the American dream.

  • Fat Guy

    Fat Guy


    Indian trains are more modern than America's

  • jen



    Americans probably don't want to have to go through TSA just to ride a train. Might as well drive because of the horrible lines.

  • Phyllis Eldridge

    Phyllis Eldridge


    It can't make money because it's for the rich and middle class..you get rich and business from the poor people money.