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


  • Winnie Gu
    Winnie Gu  6 minutes ago

    And then there's the US *cues Amtrak
    I died

  • Jason Vue
    Jason Vue  23 minutes ago

    Corporate America STRIKES once again.

    Bullet trains will put the Airline industry out of business. Oil companies will lose a big player in the Airlines industry

  • Cláudio Borges
    Cláudio Borges  an hour ago

    the richest country in thw world cannot afford HSR!!! what a joke!!!

  • David Curry
    David Curry  an hour ago

    Which will happen first-- HSR network in America, or cities underwater from climate change? I've been promised both for decades now

  • wes monk
    wes monk  2 hours ago

    And you all are starting/building in the wrong places. (Great Plains)

  • wes monk
    wes monk  2 hours ago

    Recycle all the old steel.

  • Don DP
    Don DP  4 hours ago

    To Bakersfield? You got to be sh*ting me 😆... no one goes there...

  • Enigmaw Studios
    Enigmaw Studios  4 hours ago

    ... And corruption

  • P Mag
    P Mag  5 hours ago

    Gavin Newsom and all the politicians are like we need more money so we can pay the contractors High wages so then they can sneak money through the back door and pay me in my secret accounts

  • brandonisi
    brandonisi  7 hours ago

    A fully integrated high speed rail system that extended across the entire US would probably do wonders for the economy and job growth. Think about it...if you live in Houston but had the ability to travel to Dallas in 90 minutes, you suddenly aren’t confined to your small corner of the world.

  • Iván Orizaga Villaseñor

    Same thing here in Mexico. A bummer 😕

  • Jing Molo
    Jing Molo  21 hours ago

    Taiwan has a nice high speed rail system, too. C'mon US, it's already 2020!

  • Ravinder Singh
    Ravinder Singh  yesterday

    USA people dont like public Tranport US people can Afford them own Transportation like cars not Rail because it's cheaper to Fly

  • friedwyce
    friedwyce  yesterday

    Me going in: idk probably because of gas companies
    CSNBC in not even 2 minutes: Well, you’re close

  • Emile Famon
    Emile Famon  yesterday

    Ah I know this one. Because car and oil companies want you to stay on the wheels and they have a lot of money, which in the US means a lot of power over the government. No project for public transportation can possibly pass with their helping hands from everywhere.

  • Anzar Kunhi
    Anzar Kunhi  yesterday

    Saudi Arabia has Haramain high-speed train that travels at speed 320km/hr(199 miles/hr).

  • John K
    John K  yesterday

    America is better then you.

  • ᄋᄋᄋ
    ᄋᄋᄋ  yesterday +1

    USA is not socialism or communism. The US gov only work for the 1% rich Americans.they wont spend more money for their people

  • david vines
    david vines  yesterday

    If you want to walk or ride a bicycle to a train station, enter a squeeze chute, board a train and go anywhere without ground transportation when you arrive, high speed rail is for you.

    Where will the electricity to power the rails come from?