Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail Published on May 7, 2019


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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. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #HighSpeedRail Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail


  • Mally Umansky
    Mally Umansky2 months agoHigh speed rail? Hell some cities in the USA can't even get a light rail system lmao 😂 😂😂 😂
  • Bert Canepa
    Bert Canepa2 weeks agoWe don't have "high speed" rail because we have "high speed" corruption.
  • Thunk Junk
    Thunk Junk2 weeks agoI'd rather be on a train than in a driverless car.
  • bobertr69
    bobertr692 weeks agoWe went to the moon but can't find better transportation? Yeah, we have issues, corruption thats it.
  • David Shepherd
    David Shepherd3 weeks agoAh the US, the home of putting personal profit well ahead of community well being
  • Super Sonic
    Super Sonic2 months ago7:20
  • Garras DeOso
    Garras DeOso3 weeks agoThey want people to keep buying gas and cars and it earns them alot of money with gas
  • 51
    511 week agoWe should ship people via Amazon. Much quicker.
  • Dave Price
    Dave Price1 week agoi wanted to go from Cleveland to North Carolina by rail. it was 4 1/2 days, Each Way. this is a 12 hour drive. America's passenger rail is a complete FAILURE.
  • steve harless
    steve harless1 week agoOil Companies paid off our lawmakers to keep the trains from expanding
  • Ryko Kohne
    Ryko Kohne2 months agosaying japan and china can build easier because its flat there is BS. Japan bore through every mountain and China bridges over any body of water, meanwhile CA can't even complete a route through the flat valley
  • Christopher Pan
    Christopher Pan1 week agoNo mountain in China? No high speed train tunnels needed in China? How ignorant can these guys be?
  • neddy laddy
    neddy laddy2 weeks agoThe good ol' US of A, the land of free enterprise ans competition, where any new ideas can be stopped and the government refuses to help people and gives huge assistance to those that don't need it.
  • Jose Pena
    Jose Pena2 weeks agoOil, the only reason we go to war.
  • KryptonBorn1
    KryptonBorn12 weeks agoIt's a 5 1/2 hr drive from Central Jersey to VA.
  • Pim Scholten
    Pim Scholten2 months ago (edited)So many excuses.. High speed rail in Germany and France goes right through densly populated and mountainous regions.
  • Zelus Amadeus
    Zelus Amadeus3 weeks agoWhy the us has no high-speed rail? because the us spent 5 trillion dollars on wars in the middle-east instead of building nice things in their own country. 🙄
  • ezzz9
    ezzz92 weeks agoBig oil runs the country and they say NO. End of story.
  • CMDR Boom
    CMDR Boom1 week agoThe TransContinental Railroad was built by hand, steam power and in 6 years.
  • Brendan Allin
    Brendan Allin2 days agoThe U.S. has no high speed rails because we have high speed Camaro's