Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by Chelsea4
Want 220 mph Amtrak Trains? Gotta Shell Out $151 Billion…
August 3rd, 2012 by Chelsea
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.
Source: Tree Hugger
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