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Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail ✅✅✅

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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  • 20 dudes and horses every couple of hundred feet is how china makes all that high speed rail, I was riding a horse through the bush and came across these guys , big pile of reo bar and a camp they were digging a hole and doing the reo using the horses to pull the reo on a pully, then I guess they do the formwork, and then it gets inspected and poured, thats how you do it

  • Where the funds/money would come from ? The majority from federal and state funds.Put it on the stock market ( we need to boost up the stock market. Give more options ) ,and let investors,including foreing investrs invest in it .

  • Lets just admit it, high speed rail takes too long for most people to take for any major duration like transcon. The other major downside of rail is the loss of flexibility, people want to maybe take a detour or stop for coffee or whatever, you're very locked in when you get on a train. Do i think that rail would be a good idea, hell yeah but only between some very major areas. Maybe i'll see it in my lifetime but baring some environmental meltdown, i doubt things will change too much. I'm an airline pilot and this effects my job but i don't think that we should be focused on fossil fuel forms of transport as much as we are.

  • Merced to Bakerfield ? put in all that money and whose going to use it ? They should have built one from San Francisco to Los Angeles down to San Diego ,along the Pacific Coast,connecting the coastal cities .And built a line from Bakerfield to Las Vegas.

  • Who cares what someone else is doing! I said it once I'll say it again, most Americans want their independence, space, privacy and freedom! Stop trying to concentrate people in dense communities and cobble them together in other ways! Again, PEOPLE WANT INDEPENDENCE, PRIVACY, THEIR OWN SPACE AND FREEDOM! STOP TRYING MAKE TO PEOPLE DEPENDENT AND MISERABLE!!!!

  • The U.S. has travel trains, They have private rooms and showers and restaurant cars.High speed rail is more of a commuter train.It's really an apples oranges comparison.But, we have to be just like the rest of the world according to CNBC.

  • Why? Republicans. We seen it on crystal clear display when President Obama tried to get it done. I live in Florida, and had to explain the simplicity of it to people who still did not get faster = better. They are morons who do not grasp technology, till they desperately need to catch up, then complain why isn't it there so they can compete. We need to stop asking the stupidest among us to understand before we move forward. It's a literal retardation of this nation to keep appeasing the stupid, ignorant, and regressive.

  • Bad place to put high-speed rail. They were dreaming. Too many mountains, valleys, rivers, curves, buildings, power lines, water pipes, wires, existing greedy landowners, endangered wildlife, crowded neighborhoods. . Florida project now showing low ridership and is in doubt.

  • Maybe if we stop the subsidy to big oil things like this will come to fruition. Considering that nearly 60% of our cost per gallon is paid directly to the oil companies. So not only do they get profit per gallon of gas they also get an average of 1.60 per gallon of subsidy

  • At 12:40, he hit the nail on the head – To really utilize high speed, you need to separate trains from vehicular traffic. Railroad crossings can't be high speed due to the safety factor. Plus, the curves have to be much larger and banked to accommodate the ultrahigh speeds. Those translate into higher costs. California's high speed corridor is $50B short of the $77B needed (before the likely overruns are factored in). As the project moves forward, land acquisition will climb higher as owners realize their property is now worth more (supply and demand). Add to that the wages (the labor unions are lobbying for these projects just as hard as others are lobbying against them), and it becomes very evident why high speed rail is so expensive in the US.
    I'm not saying it can't work, but there is a very large and steep finaincial hill that needs to be overcome first.

  • It's tempting to use China as an example – but not very helpful. When I visited China I drove from Shanghai to Hangzhou (by bus). Right next to the motorway was the High-Speed rail – almost completely on viaducts. While the 119 mile Segment in California serves 3 Million people Shanghai and Hangzhou alone have a combined poulation of 35 Million people – and the 126 mile High speed rail is serving 8 more cities.

  • Let Trump figure it out ! He's a successful builder who knows people that can build this railway much cheaper and better than those stupid left wing politicians !

  • I can get behind that organization making the rail without government money.

    The issue is there is just no interest in the rail, if people were they would already be using the ones that exist as well as other public transportation. That doesn’t happen because ppl would rather drive.

    None of that is a problem if you just use tax dollars but if you actually have to build things people wanna use then the people will be behind it.

  • 1.美国地大物博,人口稀少,高速公路发达,就算要去别的地方,坐飞机就够了
    2.高铁运营成本很高,美国人太少了,恐怕收不回成本,高铁就要换新的了
    3.美国政府的效率比较低吧,这或许是所谓的民主制度的缺点,从建高铁,需要拨款,选线路,环保啊,等等方面,都要争论半天,还有可能贵引起铁路路线当地的居民抗议

  • A lot of reasons contribute to the lack of HSR in the USA versus other countries. They are all economics in nature. Japan for instance has 400MM people living on an island with a total square miles of less than the State of Montana. That is a greater population than the USA all in an area less than Montana. France and Germany are similar to Japan. The State of Texas is greater than the Country of France. Secondly, air travel in the USA is cheap! You can travel from LA to Las Vegas for about $100 per person round trip if you buy the tickets in advance. The construction of HSR is very expensive. You must acquire new rights-of-way as our rail is designed by Freight railroads and they do not need to travel that fast. A HSR must be constructed with a continuous ribbon rail that also must contend with expansion and contraction. The HSR in both Japan and France is very sophisticated engineering. You are traveling at speeds that are not physically possible using our current rail system designed for freight traffic. The cost of HSR in relation to other modes of transportation is just not a wise investment and California is a perfect example. The State of CA cannot even make the economics work between San Francisco and LA much less the rest of the USA. California found that just acquiring the right-of-way for the HSR was far more expensive than they had planned let alone the cost of actually building the rail. Even if we did not have wars, defense spending, welfare etc. etc. it would be flat out STUPID to spend that money on HSR when you can buy aircraft for far less and operate those aircraft for far less and get people to the destination much faster. The free market will always find the most affordable solution to solve a given problem.

  • This is a propaganda piece.  US rail was worn out after WWII, having been overworked for the war effort.  No government subsidies and declining ridership made for bankruptcy, which happened in 1970 with the collapse of Penn Central.  You can't run high speed rail without dedicated track in pristine condition.  This takes tons of money.  Also take note:  Rail was a regulated, unionized business.  Finally, it takes time to go from NYC to Chicago by rail:  We are a time-pressed society, and people just don't have the time.

  • The State of California has over spent what they said it would cost to build this railway ! One thing left-wing politicians can do is spend other peoples money and waste it ! Trump was right California needs to give those billions of dollars back to the taxpayers !