Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Chelsea4
Want 220 mph Amtrak Trains? Gotta Shell Out $151 Billion…
NYC to DC in under 100 minutes. Trains reaching 220 mph. Customers clamoring to book tickets on this beautiful beast of modern transport. It sounds like a dream, and it’ll probably remain in fantasy land with the nightmarish price tag of $151 billion.
The Chicago Tribune reported that by 2040 high-speed trains could be hurtling up and down the east coast, making trips between New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia much more palatable time-wise. Amtrak has proposed a great improvement plan, but getting state and federal funding of that magnitude seems highly unlikely.