It is ridiculous that we do not have high speed rail in the US in the NorthEast. Picture WAS-BOS
in 3.5 hours... PIT
-Philly in 2.5 hours. BOS
-NYC in 2 hours...
MUCH faster than the plane, and with FAR
more capacity. Environmentally friendly, safe, fast. Gets people out of congested airports and highways, builds stronger financial ies and trade between the regions, etc.
It makes SOOOOOO much sense- but truck and airline lobbies will not let it get off the ground.
You should go to France and see what they have done- its amazing how efficient, smooth, and easy modern train travel is. Save planes for distances over 400 or 500 miles. Americans are environmentally blind! It drives me nuts to see us commute to work in 7,000lb SUV
's and flying 70+ flights per day between Washington and DC, when a proper train would literally eliminate this. Some people would even rather drive between large NorthEast cities due to the crummy trains.