Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

  • Δημοσιεύτηκε στις 7 Μάι 2019
  • 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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  • Kelvin Ni
    Kelvin Ni Πριν 12 ώρες

    Hope Elon's Boring Company can accelerate the US infrastructure!

  • David Savage
    David Savage Πριν 13 ώρες

    The US being unable to move away from cars is plainly untrue as in Europe and Japan the car is still dominant yet also have the trains to compliment them.

    SHUBHAM KUMAR Πριν 16 ώρες

    US government needs to invest in Maglev trains as Bullet trains will be a slower option.
    Aerospace companies like Boeing, Lockheed martin need to focus more towards Super sonic aircraft & Space exploration.
    Oil companies need to gradually evolve towards Battery technologies & Renewable energy.

  • Brent Marteney
    Brent Marteney Πριν 19 ώρες

    They also still eat dogs and have sweat shops..

  • truckero ortiz
    truckero ortiz Πριν 20 ώρες

    Let the Chinese come in and build it,I bet the can do it for half the amount,but no the lobists will never allowed it.

  • Kosal Chin
    Kosal Chin Πριν 22 ώρες

    The big giant is just awake from long dream of war.

  • Lamont Mealing
    Lamont Mealing Πριν 22 ώρες

    We built a railway from coast to coast in the cowboy days. People road the train from East to West other countries are building rail infrastructure that benefits everyone. Here in the US we're so concerned with what country to invade next on false pretenses! High speed trains would benefit an put less cars on the road but greedy lobbyists don't want this and the American people suffer because of it!

  • Kevin O. McCann
    Kevin O. McCann Πριν ημέρα +1

    Automobiles are liberty for the individual. Rail networks are overpriced terrorist targets and a leftist dream of having everybody going the same direction. That should not be the American dream.

  • Fat Guy
    Fat Guy Πριν ημέρα

    Indian trains are more modern than America's

  • jen
    jen Πριν ημέρα

    Americans probably don't want to have to go through TSA just to ride a train. Might as well drive because of the horrible lines.

  • Phyllis Eldridge
    Phyllis Eldridge Πριν ημέρα

    It can't make money because it's for the rich and middle class..you get rich and business from the poor people money.

  • Paco Jerte
    Paco Jerte Πριν ημέρα

    USA should ask China for help to get the most advance train system. China is selling to the world already. If US try to produce that's, it will be like 5G system.
    When USA finish testing 5G, Huawei will be selling 20G.

  • comment
    comment Πριν ημέρα

    Yeah, the picture looks pretty, but then they're going to start trying to squeeze the most out of it, going to pack people like sardines two and three rows deep, reduce the seat size and create all sorts of hassles like in what happened to air travel, that will not make it look much more attractive than sitting in traffic but at least in your own private car or simply seeking out jobs where you can work remotely, which is far better for most employees than any of these commuting options anyway. Oh yeah, and they didn't mention getting to the station anyway, waiting in the rain, etc. No, thank you. People, don't accept anything less than remote employment. There is absolutely no drawbacks in it for you and no technical reason you can't do it, and companies will accept that eventually. They make you work from home at odd hours when it's in their interest, right?

  • Present Miracle
    Present Miracle Πριν ημέρα +1

    But....but Americans love their cars no?

  • Tigerman1138
    Tigerman1138 Πριν ημέρα

    $5 billion for border wall... I think you'd see different cooperation from President Trump.

  • SeaJay Oceans
    SeaJay Oceans Πριν ημέρα

    design communities that have lower population density - and still have everything in walking distance.
    Why not design covered moving walk ways - just like used in some air ports - safe from the outside weather - you can still walk on it so you are going very fast, and safely monitored by police stations and check points - used by everyone - and bridged over roads so pedestrians no longer deal with 'crosswalks' - risking being hit by vehicles.

  • Dean
    Dean Πριν ημέρα

    We already have Amtrak failing.

  • Jamie
    Jamie Πριν ημέρα

    The main reason is US economy is based on oil and petrol dollar is to critical to US

  • shu chen
    shu chen Πριν ημέρα

    China is suppressing USA in every ways. USA is showing his age and need some change

  • Clay Ruppenthal
    Clay Ruppenthal Πριν ημέρα

    They touched on it at the end, but did not state it: gov't regulations and unions are what make it so expensive. California's high speed rail is a disaster.

  • Laqurida Enamor
    Laqurida Enamor Πριν ημέρα

    Rail in US are always subjected to Failure ,kind of Jinx which US never came out.
    Also,during early 19th century, too much Corruption happened during construction of Rail network across US.
    Also, too much money flowing from Auto n Oil lobby to govt for not initiating the effort

  • Heroes AtMidnight
    Heroes AtMidnight Πριν ημέρα +1

    Where did the money go? You had the money for the High Speed Rail.
    Open borders maybe?
    The truth is that the whole state of CA is a scam.

  • Klaas J
    Klaas J Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Because its technically a Third World Country.

  • 신하나
    신하나 Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I thought that American local route airlines cause suspend to high sleed railways project. If, high speed railways operated in u.s. local airlines will loose a lots of consumer. (Especially southwest airlines, delta, American airline)

  • Jeep_Recon_USA 1
    Jeep_Recon_USA 1 Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Those pesky rights and laws making it expensive and hard to build in the US. You wanta know why we can’t do it like China? Because Chinas government says and does what they want. They say your home is no longer yours, than so be it. They say your taxes go higher, oh well. There’s endangered species in the construction site, to bad. Safety inspection and regulations? to pesky and expensive. Workers rights and wages? Heck no. Insurance and law suit settlements? China said nah son!

  • Al Woo
    Al Woo Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Simple USA not smart enough to create

  • dcb4357 hiitsme
    dcb4357 hiitsme Πριν 2 ημέρες

    we are not all concentrated in a few cities . we are spread out over the continent. rail works. but once you get somewhere you have to find a ride on to the place you are staying. the airlines pretty much wiped out the rail system and the auto industry made inexpensive vehicles that wiped out the bus lines. without government subsidies there would be no rail service at all. it doesn't run often enough and costs so much.

  • GG SAY
    GG SAY Πριν 2 ημέρες +1

    In Russia is only one train line with high speed train between Saint Petersburg and Moscow.

  • Bolatium
    Bolatium Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I like to feel like I have a form of personal agency that sone would call liberty. The US will probably come up with some otherworldly type of airspace/traffic deconfliction program and have corridors for personal VTOL aircraft and self driving cars at typical suburban residences before I would adopt those types of transportation systems. I value our liberty and pursuit of happiness to a fault, and I'll not surrender agency.

  • antlou123
    antlou123 Πριν 2 ημέρες

    All politics. USA needs High speed train now. One more thing why nobody rides the train in USA is because it is tooooo Expensive! People would rather drive than take the train.
    Hey, Politicians, you want to decrease the traffic , make train rides affordable.

  • Doc Watson
    Doc Watson Πριν 3 ημέρες

    I rode the bullet train in Japan, why are we Americans so far behind?

  • richies quest
    richies quest Πριν 3 ημέρες

    If the US need money for the military it's not a problem.
    stop short changing your citizens and give them something useful.

  • W Pan
    W Pan Πριν 3 ημέρες +2

    China has 23,000 km high speed rail as we speak !

  • Chris Tian
    Chris Tian Πριν 3 ημέρες

    The railway system in Germany too was and still is under attack of the car, truck and logistics industry. But till today they did better than the US. At least.

  • John
    John Πριν 3 ημέρες

    So basically this boils down to Orange Man Bad. Lol

  • Andrei Areiza
    Andrei Areiza Πριν 3 ημέρες

    because of coal was my first thought

  • Acro G
    Acro G Πριν 3 ημέρες

    In my homeland, Guizhou China, the cost of high-speed rail is $26 million / mile, where the GDP per capita is $3200 / year. I sincerely think, this is an example of lifting life standard and implementing equal right of every citizen to access high-speed transportation. (Guizhou has 1000 miles high-speed rail combined until 2018)

  • Ramcar Patiño
    Ramcar Patiño Πριν 3 ημέρες

    And then there's also the Philippines.......

  • Oluwaseyi Adejuwon
    Oluwaseyi Adejuwon Πριν 3 ημέρες +1

    U.S. will soon build one.

  • David H Bingham
    David H Bingham Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Not so crazy thing, is that many major BUS lines in high population areas of the USA have gone "BANKRUPT" Public Service Transit in New Jersey had to be rescued by the State of New Jersey & the irony is that the majority of NJTransit routes are either Commuter Rail or Light-Rail on rail tracks that used to be owned by bankrupt freight railroads.
    Now California and Texas among 2 states building a form of High Speed rail essentially designed to be very similar to JAPAN EAST Shinkansen High Speed elevated rail, but there remains rural areas which remain to highly oppose any form of rail on grounds of their fear of loosing their land. Nevermind the fact that a Interstate highway typically REQUIRES a Right of Way about 1 Mile WIDE compared to the 100 ft. typically used by railroads. 🤨

  • ca ss
    ca ss Πριν 3 ημέρες

    California should not need help from the federal government...

  • Barrett Abney
    Barrett Abney Πριν 3 ημέρες

    The US Government subsidizes our railway systems, yet it can't turn a profit... Seems anything the government touches, dies on the vine and fails to be profitable.
    How bout we just recognize that its the government that stands in the way of rail evolution.

    • 18dot7
      18dot7 Πριν 2 ημέρες

      Ehm, anything the gov touches is paid by the taxpayers and should benefit taxpayers. Don't you think?

  • Raymond Obedoza
    Raymond Obedoza Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Tio slow

  • Atri Zas
    Atri Zas Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Personally, I love driving with car from city to city. Enjoying beautiful scenic of nature and stop where ever I like.

  • Truth Be Told
    Truth Be Told Πριν 4 ημέρες

    On the political side of these issues, is pretty much entirely thanks to conservatives who are terrified of change. Especially if it upsets their rich friends.

  • Clint Ford
    Clint Ford Πριν 4 ημέρες

    I don’t want to pay more taxes Missouri for high speed rail in California.
    California can’t even manage their own budget.
    If investors want to invest in high speed rail then great. The democrats will use tax dollars to buy votes or pursue endless smear campaigns and baseless investigations against the Trump White House.
    No matter how much money you give the democrats it will never be enough.

    • Clint Ford
      Clint Ford Πριν 15 ώρες

      Silver Lining Your figures are out of date. You also forget the fact that industry is leaving California as fast as they can build the new location in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas.
      Haha but okay whatever keep doing what you’re doing.
      The midwest appreciates it.

    • Silver Lining
      Silver Lining Πριν 3 ημέρες

      @Clint Ford Sorry Clint, but facts don't care about your feelings. In 2016, California received 356 billion, and paid 369 billion, meaning they paid an extra 13 billion. Mississippi on the other hand was the biggest welfare state with receiving $2.57 for every dollar they paid back.

    • Clint Ford
      Clint Ford Πριν 3 ημέρες

      Silver Lining B.S. California is the biggest federal drain on the government than any other state in the Union. The state has more red red tape regulations, permits, fees, and fines than any other state in the Union.
      High taxes, permits required for everything, more regulations and no incentive for businesses.
      California is losing jobs and industry by the thousands per day. Ports, orchards and software are all but the only thing left. Much of it is even leaving.
      California Democrats are writing checks that the citizens of California cant cash.

    • Silver Lining
      Silver Lining Πριν 3 ημέρες

      Except California pays a surplus to the government in taxes, meanwhile Missouri takes more from the Federal government than it pays back. Maybe you should worry more about Missouri being a welfare state.

  • Jim Knowles
    Jim Knowles Πριν 4 ημέρες

    California is broke......and now they want to spend more money they don't have on high speed trains?? Our politicans never stop spending!!

    FREE WILL Πριν 4 ημέρες +1

    perhaps the US is spending too much on war and not enough on it's own infrastructure.

  • Justin Price
    Justin Price Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Oh wow its the politcians fault ,.. what a suprise

  • Kieran Vandekemp
    Kieran Vandekemp Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The U.S. has a high-speed train

  • Janne Aho
    Janne Aho Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Noticed that the map over Europe includes Sweden with high speed rail road, but this ain't true. The majority of the Swedish railroad is in a bad need of upgrading which should have already be done in the 1980's, the rail road do not hold for high speeds at all and there is a plan of building one from Stockholm to Malmö, but the question is if there will be any money for it.

  • Seek Caver
    Seek Caver Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Because,US use those dollar in war

  • John Gordon
    John Gordon Πριν 5 ημέρες

    America does not want to build a railway mainly because of pressure from the oil and ice car and truck lobby. Americans also make several excuses as to why they don’t get it done Japanese rail system is old now and America won’t want to set or develop this technology

  • Nurdin Zheng
    Nurdin Zheng Πριν 5 ημέρες

    you can easily borrow money from China for that kind of high-speed rail network....... LOL, do you dare, America? LOL

  • Suraj Sing
    Suraj Sing Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Why not hyper loop

  • Ben Klassen
    Ben Klassen Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Because we give billions to 100+ countries and maintain a massive, world-wide global "police force." Furthermore, we are chuck full of parasitic spongers.

  • Edward W
    Edward W Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I live in L.A. and used to work in San Jose, for more than 2 years I had to make monthly trips between SoCal and NorCal. Driving would be the lesser of two evils when you compare it to the hassle of flying... Every time I was on that long 5-1/2 hour drive, which is boring as hell, I could not help but wonder wouldn’t it be great if there is a high speed rail available as an option, it definitely would be my preferred mode of transportation.
    I have travelled by HSR in Japan, China and Taiwan before, I have nothing but good things to say about HSR, it is safe, relaxing, affordable, and of course, fast.
    I don’t see why High Speed Rail can not coexist with flying and driving, they actually complement each other quite well. HSR definitely makes more sense in densely populated areas and although the concept of a national network may seem unrealistic but multiple regional networks are certainly feasible.
    In the West Coast, wouldn’t it be nice to have a HSR line that connects Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno, L.A., San Diego and Phoenix?

    • Mohd Haffiez Mohmad Nazri
      Mohd Haffiez Mohmad Nazri Πριν 3 ημέρες

      I mean is it just me or most Americans would rather get fatigue from driving long KMs than sit comfortably in a high speed carriage with cafes?
      I wonder.

  • matt karl
    matt karl Πριν 5 ημέρες

    nothing america does it in the name of true progress - only the all mighty dollar.

  • Mmathulo Sejake
    Mmathulo Sejake Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Off to rewatch that John Oliver episode

  • Sylvain Doiron
    Sylvain Doiron Πριν 5 ημέρες

    They should put a gas tax on to pay for high speed Rail. Its the Oil and Car companies that had purchased the rail companies 80 years ago and ripped out the the tracks to make more Roads. They are the reason it is taking so long to produce trains and good public transportation.