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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  • Yeah them pesky rights of ours

    samuelm370samuelm3704 jam yang lalu
  • This would be so cool in the United States. Imagine people would travel more.

    Maggie AguileraMaggie Aguilera12 jam yang lalu
  • We do and have had it for the better part of 20 plus years, unfortunately it was built as a black project underground and stretches from coast to coast and has expanded to Canada. Its energy source I've heard is nuclear. The only people that use it is government and military with high security clearance. Does it really exist, I'd say yes, definitely, one only has to take a look at our black budget expenses spent per year going back to the 1980's. Now the rumors that it connects to alien bases may be a bit far fetched but it would likely be connected to all of the major US military bases would be handy and beneficial strategically.

    philip hadenphilip haden15 jam yang lalu
  • So, basically the car industry and the oil industry formed the transportation system in the US and they still do. The only real excuse i can think of is that distances are too big to make High-Speed Rail transport a profitable enterprise.

    JohnSTF72JohnSTF7220 jam yang lalu
  • sdf

    Elk NestElk Nest21 jam yang lalu
  • Oh yes show the crazies OAC and Bernie PLEASE! Get the inept govt out of it!

    umberceriumberceri21 jam yang lalu
  • Yes China did it because they are totally in charge of everything in the country and culture!

    umberceriumberceri21 jam yang lalu
  • Bakersfield to Merced HIGH SPEED RAIL FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY? Less than 1 million people, give me a break! Where on earth did that guy get 3 million? I just looked it up, the San Joaquin Valley has about 3/4 of a million people as of 2019. It is by far not the best place to build a high speed rail TO START WITH down the road a few decades maybe but not now for heaven sakes! The video shows there are many areas that are better suited for high speed rail than the SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY! Oh the incompetence of the CA govt/

    umberceriumberceri21 jam yang lalu
  • The high speed rail for CA from LA to the Bay area THROUGH THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY -agricultural valley are you kidding? That was a no winner from day one! And the incompetent State Gov.

    umberceriumberceri21 jam yang lalu
  • The U.S. has no high speed rails because we have high speed Camaro's

    Brendan AllinBrendan Allin21 jam yang lalu
  • US don't have high speed rail cos being stolen by China. American's please do not get angry with your goverment, but be angry with China.

    William ChewWilliam Chew23 jam yang lalu
  • You should move to China.

    Munky BidnessMunky Bidness23 jam yang lalu
  • Because they dont have anybody to build it for free for them..like they had with railroads..

    Cory ButdetteCory Butdette23 jam yang lalu
  • Do you really think this would work in the USA? How profitable would HSR be to say New York to L A be? Also, if it's to connect closer cities, why should tax payers who live hundreds if not thousands of miles from these trains have to pay for them?

    Jeff DanielsJeff DanielsHari Yang lalu
  • You can see how crooked the track is.

    Wayne TWayne THari Yang lalu
  • US has no evan low speed rail because doesn't need it and also there is no anyone who like to waist and lose money to invest in that.The rail is type of public transportation and apply to urban areas.USA is car-village/suburban country with provincial lifestyle, large population with super low density , long distances and exept Chicago and NYC there is no large urban areas that need rail or any other public transportation. Amtrak is a super duper expensive and its like roller coaster circle around and doesn't go anywhere !!!

    Mladen VassMladen VassHari Yang lalu
  • because you have a president who busy tweeting...

    Sharma RaoSharma RaoHari Yang lalu
  • I dont ride the train here cause I dont want to get on a train be robbed, have a bunch of homeless ppl on the train, and feel unsafe when I traveled to Japan all I did was ride a train while yeah it was packed and wasnt roomy, I felt more safe than I do here

    OrbOrbHari Yang lalu
  • How much does a Chinese Worker make? How many Billions does the Chinese GOVERNMENT pull in from all over the world? There ya go.

    David MolinaroloDavid MolinaroloHari Yang lalu
  • In 5 years, this project will be featured on Science Channel's "Mysteries of the Abandoned"

    David MolinaroloDavid MolinaroloHari Yang lalu
  • China can do it maybe is because it is a "parent" system...the parents are always right, and they tell you what to do...so, the parent said that people need high-speed train system, and it is good for them... the people have no way to object...

    Matt S. Y. LamMatt S. Y. LamHari Yang lalu
  • amrtak do 120 i'm impressed hi speed is 200 bug deal

    brs rafalbrs rafalHari Yang lalu
  • Invest in the boring company and hyperloop!

    Krzysztof ŻuradKrzysztof ŻuradHari Yang lalu
  • High speed rail failed in CA

    Leigh RichLeigh RichHari Yang lalu
  • The Green New Deal

    Leigh RichLeigh RichHari Yang lalu
  • A poor person in the USA can afford a auto. The auto is a staple in the big USA. I love my cars. Poor Chine can't afford cars.

    Leigh RichLeigh RichHari Yang lalu
  • high speed rail , is for crowded or small countries . I like the comfort of my car , and the interstate highway system . your devolving .

    weitzfc1weitzfc1Hari Yang lalu
  • Fine if you want to walk after you get close to where you want to be.

    Dan HillmanDan HillmanHari Yang lalu
  • 10:45 no its because Republicans know the left will waste all the money just like they did in California

    DanDanHari Yang lalu
  • So the system in US is worst then other bullet train 🚅 owning country’s. That’s why they did and US didn’t.

    Siddiq HussainSiddiq HussainHari Yang lalu
  • Liberals will ruin high speed rail just like California

    DanDanHari Yang lalu
  • The reasons are our money was transferred to the Arms dealer s and bombed onto lands on Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libia. What's more, our representatives in Hongkong, Venezuela, Ukraine, desire dollars like black holes. While China spent money on their land with cement, steel not bombs. What if those young lives lost in the wars built up our country on our land and made wealth rather than cost money even lost lives on lands of other countries?

    Breeze liBreeze liHari Yang lalu
  • Somewhere between A and Z, you maybe could find people? Amazon High-Speed Rail.

    Александр МельниковАлександр МельниковHari Yang lalu
  • I love how they show rush hour bumper to bumper traffic as if it were a problem that high-speed rail would solve...psy-ops in action...while high-speed rail can be good for travel, it doesn't do a thing for local heavy traffic...biggest problem with light rail are regional airlines and short-haul major airline routes, those companies don't want to lose money...well, if they invested in partnership with high-speed rail, they don't really lose much, if any, over long term as the loss in air routes they can get in rail transport as part of their investment returns....

    texaswildcat2000texaswildcat2000Hari Yang lalu
  • The YF-23 was Brilliant, until Politics got involved, it is the same all the way down the Line, Look at the F-35, Stealth is about all it has going for it. Money for a Select Few.

    Giles EllisGiles EllisHari Yang lalu
  • The insistence that passenger rail in the U.S. is a failure because it is "subsidized" ignores how we've subsidized the oil and nuclear industries for decade after decade. Is there ANY national passenger rail system that makes a profit?

    R. E. StoneR. E. StoneHari Yang lalu
  • in my coutry - Czechia - average train speed is about 54 mph (90kph).

    iannickCZiannickCZHari Yang lalu
  • If we could connect the US cities would be awesome.

    Margret SituMargret Situ2 hari yang lalu
  • Well, Germany is not able to complete an airport in Berlin in time. That is all I want to say.

    Daryl GeslaniDaryl Geslani2 hari yang lalu
  • This move is auto critic. It's can self distract a country. Pharaonic model of development.

    xel lazarsaxel lazarsa2 hari yang lalu
  • You do not need to grade separate to get high-speed rail.

    John BurnsJohn Burns2 hari yang lalu
  • High-speed is 125mph minimum not 100-110mph. But not on an average, but peak.

    John BurnsJohn Burns2 hari yang lalu
  • Hyper loop technology is the future for travel between cities 3-5 hours from each other. Travels at 670mph

    Rin PleaseRin Please2 hari yang lalu
  • Thats great work !! See mine too .. I made robotic Arms using Arduino for easy learning !! @

    BILAL BHATTIBILAL BHATTI2 hari yang lalu
  • Thats great work !! See mine too .. I made robotic Arms using Arduino for easy learning !! @

    BILAL BHATTIBILAL BHATTI2 hari yang lalu
  • If California lacks the money to build this railway, why don’t they start a “ go-fund me” page with a set minimum for a shot to own a share of this corporation?

    M SilveyraM Silveyra2 hari yang lalu
  • Because No one will use it a Waste of Taxpayer money... Besides look at Amtrack rates more Expensive than Flying. So easy math high speed higher price boil Down to no Customers

    Rolando PerezRolando Perez2 hari yang lalu
    • You need took a blind bit of notice of the vid.

      John BurnsJohn Burns2 hari yang lalu
  • Broke ass USA

    WildDiseaseWildDisease2 hari yang lalu
  • It's called losing.. automobiles won.. NEXT!

    Gimme your pin # mofoGimme your pin # mofo2 hari yang lalu
  • "..and then,..there's the U.S.." 🤦‍♂️ (LOL)

    Handsome ToenailHandsome Toenail2 hari yang lalu
  • California has to face a not flat land?? and what you mean has swiss to deal with?? but we make it, with the longest tunnel on earth!!! btw. we have so many tunnel because we are a very mountain region, today most people go's with the train to work!! or look at France and England, this train go's under the sea channel from paris to london. your infrastructur is like a 3 world country. you spend only in military and for israel

    leonardimas1leonardimas12 hari yang lalu
  • China: socialism or national Capitalism,working for community for future US:private Capitalism,working for capitalist for benifit for American they call this human rights and freedom,China really is dictator

    马健刚马健刚2 hari yang lalu
  • the public transport in the USA is worse than anywhere in the world also the USA do not spend money for the poor that's all

    saveur Djazairisaveur Djazairi2 hari yang lalu
  • because only the poor use train second class citizens

    saveur Djazairisaveur Djazairi2 hari yang lalu
  • *Dumberica

    Slanj BoSlanj Bo2 hari yang lalu
  • We should legitimately just pay the Chinese to build a railway for us. Thats what we did back in the 1800’s and thats what they want to do anyway with their little belt and road initiative. Honestly I think i would be a positive but national pride my prevent us from doing it even if it would benefit both countries. Many countries in Africa have had Chinese companies build high speed rails and even Turkey has allowed the Chinese to build from the east to the west. If we have highways planes and rail the US would be a beast plus if were paying the Chinese they would have to meet certain conditions so there would be no risk in that way would could even work together and learn from each other.

    Kiss two GaysKiss two Gays2 hari yang lalu
  • Corporate shitbags....

    Roy VowelsRoy Vowels2 hari yang lalu
  • I'd rather see Elon Musk going full blast "hold my beer" on this high speed train project than him shooting cars into outer space, just for the heck of it...

    Bram BergsBram Bergs2 hari yang lalu
  • we have a high speed rail system, underground and only for Government employees with high security clearance. Google "Air Force Nuclear boring machine www.projectcamelot.org/underground_bases.html

    Douglas DobsonDouglas Dobson2 hari yang lalu
  • America media has brainwashed its people thinking America is the greatest country on earth yes untillm they visited other countries

    Haweya Abdillahi AdhanHaweya Abdillahi Adhan2 hari yang lalu
    • The United States is the greatest country in the world. More people migrate to the United States than any other country. I'm pretty sure the freedom... and the outstanding economy under President Trump convinces people to leave their own country and come the US instead.

      B. B.B. B.7 jam yang lalu
  • Arrogant, greedy, Self-centred, Ignorant with full private interest on top of public well being

    Gerry ChenGerry Chen2 hari yang lalu
  • because infrastructures is a long term investment, like education, it creates tons of jobs, these people will need services, housing, food, and all sort that drives up the economy, it has the effect of a gold mine, but with infinite gold.

    Blazing DawnBlazing Dawn2 hari yang lalu
    • also, i would like to point out, one of the way you can reduce the cost, is to make more of it. why are soda cans so cheap? because trillions is the scale for the number of them being produced, this is how china manage to drive down the cost because they ramp up the scale.

      Blazing DawnBlazing Dawn2 hari yang lalu
  • The answer is very simple. The U.S. government is corrupt. Bought, and paid for, by the oil and auto industries, as well as, big pharma, airlines, and other corporate interests. Until the American people vote out the corrupt politicians, they will have to live in a backwards nation, as compared to the progressive Europeans, Asians, and perhaps one day, even Africa and the Middle East. The next time you chat with a Kentuckian, ask if the person voted for Mitch McConnell? And, why?

    Gregorius TGregorius T2 hari yang lalu
  • At this point, we should just skip rail and head straight to the hyperloop.

    Tech MasterTech Master3 hari yang lalu
  • Narrator: "And then there is the US:" Train: \*dies\*

    Daniel ButhDaniel Buth3 hari yang lalu
  • I just want to point out as a Madrileño that the footage at 3:38 isn't the high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona but the short distance cercanías

    Andrés PrietoAndrés Prieto3 hari yang lalu
  • Try cigpapapers.blog

    James MoranJames Moran3 hari yang lalu
  • US has no high speed because Democrats make too many rules and regulations. I 🖕🖕

    m213m2133 hari yang lalu
  • US has had an underground mag-lev subway system for decades. Unfortunately, it only connects to DUMBs.

    Ken RikKen Rik3 hari yang lalu
  • Because auto, oil, and coal, buy out the US Government

    keo keokeo keo3 hari yang lalu
Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail