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
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  • Harry Gruber

    Harry Gruber

     2 hours ago

    Because the the state or the political leaders from that state want to make a profit from every project they get their hands on. Also you have environmental wackos who always would find something these projects shouldn’t get of the ground. They usually belong to the progressive party.

  • petey3965

    petey3965

     2 hours ago

    It's pathetic really,.

  • Bookof Nahum

    Bookof Nahum

     12 hours ago

    They do have high speed trains. It's just that they are all so fat the trains struggle.

  • Alex A

    Alex A

     13 hours ago

    HAHAHAHA US SUCKS!

  • sergey 7

    sergey 7

     15 hours ago +1

    Why in Russia there are no railways. Because Russia is a garbage dump.

  • Ducati M

    Ducati M

     15 hours ago

    Get it through your thick head it’s corruption and you guys wasted all your money and what do you have to show for it!

  • Yohan Han

    Yohan Han

     19 hours ago

    Ktx is the best

  • herbert92x

    herbert92x

     21 hours ago

    This video plays like a whiney socialist propaganda piece. One dude was actually lamenting the fact that the state doesn't own all the land - like in Communist China. Another was lamenting the fact that it would take national focus like during WW-2? An existential threat being compared to rail? LOL!

  • mihosinzan

    mihosinzan

     22 hours ago

    I am not familiar with the US case, but in Japan three High-Speed Rails are under construction. Basically they are planed and built by government agency. After finished construcion and trains start running, Operator(JR) have to pay the usage fee of trucks and this will be used for repayment of construction cost.

  • fred sims

    fred sims

     yesterday

    But we can still shoot each other.

  • Gustavo Moreno

    Gustavo Moreno

     yesterday

    Yo siento que en los USA hay muy buenos aeropuertos y no necesitan trenes ,Además es muy barato y rápido el avión.

  • Chad Wyble

    Chad Wyble

     yesterday

    Boils down to two political parties that exist only for their on own existence and to grow their political power. Theses two political parties no longer care to be bothered with actual governance or existing to serve the public. I loved taking the Ave' train in Spain and the rail system in the UK has its problems but its takes a lot of cars off the road, and is very convenient going city to city. in my experience.

  • Searchingforcrosser

    Searchingforcrosser

     yesterday

    Instead of paying MEXICO TO BUILD A WALL AND DIVIDE YOUR COUNTRY, US SHOULD SPEND THOSE IN BUILDING RAILWAYS.

    I MEAN what CASE STUDY ON TRANSPORTATION says 4 or even 6 seater vehicles surpasses trams or buses with regards to efficiency and mass movability? NONE THAT I HAVE READ. USA should stop 'throwing a tantrum' and wake up. Your automobile dream is sh*t. It WAS and WILL ALWAYS BE. It was idiotic for you to halt railway development. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER and develop the railway system.

    It is STUPID that republicans decided to instigate this motion of spending for a Mexico wall WHEREIN YOUR REASONING IS MEXICANS ARE IDIOTS AND CRIMINALS. COMPLETELY RACIST. DOORKNOBS AND AMERICANS ARE PARANOIDS.

  • Jack Honsinger

    Jack Honsinger

     yesterday

    north east corridor has alot of geometry? wtf that means nothing.

  • Anand Suk

    Anand Suk

     yesterday

    You know why when America been building these countries had nothing and America do not need to be like other

  • ricky csl

    ricky csl

     yesterday

    Shanghai to Beijing is 820 miles apart and with HSR of 217 mph top speed it can reach on average time of 4hrs 20mins. And they’re already testing on new speed of 373 mph currently. Just imagine from New York to Washington in less than half an hour travel whereby current train service needs 3hr plus.

  • Thomas video a

    Thomas video a

     yesterday

    Because Chinese stole it.

  • Matthew Vasquez

    Matthew Vasquez

     yesterday

    The farmers where force to sell there land.

  • Drackkor

    Drackkor

     yesterday

    Democrats ruined California train. Why should the people pay for this and sports stadiums and corporate welfare. Welcome to Socialism by the democrats who ban soda. I'm all done with voting democrat.

  • rear view

    rear view

     2 days ago

    They (the government) should take the money that funds NASA (fake space) and do the right thing: Build an Interstate High Speed Rail System all through out the United States.  It would be better for the U.S. population to have the means to travel almost emissions free rather than lie and deceive the people that man can survive or live in space (NASA).  Which he, man, can not !