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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  • M Silveyra
    M Silveyra Πριν 46 λεπτά

    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?

  • Rolando Perez
    Rolando Perez Πριν 2 ώρες

    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

  • WildDisease
    WildDisease Πριν 4 ώρες +1

    Broke ass USA

  • Gimme your pin # mofo
    Gimme your pin # mofo Πριν 4 ώρες

    It's called losing.. automobiles won..

  • Handsome Toenail
    Handsome Toenail Πριν 5 ώρες

    "..and then,..there's the U.S.." 🤦‍♂️ (LOL)

  • leonardimas1
    leonardimas1 Πριν 5 ώρες

    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

  • 马健刚
    马健刚 Πριν 6 ώρες

    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

  • saveur Djazairi
    saveur Djazairi Πριν 6 ώρες

    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 Djazairi
    saveur Djazairi Πριν 6 ώρες

    because only the poor use train second class citizens

  • Slanj Bo
    Slanj Bo Πριν 7 ώρες


  • Kiss two Gays
    Kiss two Gays Πριν 7 ώρες

    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.

  • Roy Vowels
    Roy Vowels Πριν 12 ώρες

    Corporate shitbags....

  • Bram Bergs
    Bram Bergs Πριν 12 ώρες

    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...

  • Douglas Dobson
    Douglas Dobson Πριν 12 ώρες

    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

  • Haweya Abdillahi Adhan
    Haweya Abdillahi Adhan Πριν 12 ώρες

    America media has brainwashed its people thinking America is the greatest country on earth yes untillm they visited other countries

  • Gerry Chen
    Gerry Chen Πριν 12 ώρες

    Arrogant, greedy, Self-centred, Ignorant with full private interest on top of public well being

  • Blazing Dawn
    Blazing Dawn Πριν 13 ώρες

    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 Dawn
      Blazing Dawn Πριν 13 ώρες

      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.

  • Gregorius T
    Gregorius T Πριν 13 ώρες

    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?

  • Tech Master
    Tech Master Πριν 14 ώρες

    At this point, we should just skip rail and head straight to the hyperloop.

  • Daniel Buth
    Daniel Buth Πριν 14 ώρες

    Narrator: "And then there is the US:"
    Train: \*dies\*

  • Andrés Prieto
    Andrés Prieto Πριν 15 ώρες

    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

  • James Moran
    James Moran Πριν 17 ώρες

    Try cigpapapers.blog

  • m213
    m213 Πριν 18 ώρες

    US has no high speed because Democrats make too many rules and regulations. I 🖕🖕

  • Ken Rik
    Ken Rik Πριν 20 ώρες

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

  • keo keo
    keo keo Πριν 21 ώρα

    Because auto, oil, and coal, buy out the US Government

    HELLH0WND Πριν 22 ώρες

    High-Speed Rail is a major ingredient of Agenda 21 as transpotation is yet one more tool of that can be used to assert control over us, just like food and water distribution, Healthcare, the monetary system and home ownership.
    The ultimate goal is to create a culture of dependency for the average citizen by the Ruling Establishment.

  • frank zeto
    frank zeto Πριν 22 ώρες

    Its not fast enough for Americans ,they want teleportation next.

  • I don't know
    I don't know Πριν 22 ώρες

    Govt started on the Bay bridge on paper after the 1989 earthquake. Construction started in 2002. What were they doing between 89 and 02? The proposed cost was $250 million. It ended up 6.5 BILLION with a capital B! They spent 31 million on how to remove nesting birds under the bridge. I wish I was part of that. Me and a couple of buddies with 12 gauges could have done it for a whole lot less and fed the homeless.

  • I don't know
    I don't know Πριν 23 ώρες

    Because high speed rail is a dumb idea. That's why.

  • UMSLdragon
    UMSLdragon Πριν 23 ώρες

    It's a paradigm shift. We are a people who typically enjoy owing their own vehicle. In the more rural areas anyway. Replace the highways with trains and the problem shifts

  • Nandaveer U M
    Nandaveer U M Πριν 23 ώρες

    India there´s no need for high speed trains actually. Upgrading the current once all over the country would help a lot. High speed bullet trains are just too expensive for the govt, but not for politicians.

  • Dawn Bringer
    Dawn Bringer Πριν ημέρα

    this is truly unfortunate because bullet trains can reach speeds much faster than transit via car and connecting the united states via high speed rail would transform the economy in major ways... I see really no reason why we can't have both cars and high speed rail. China certainly has both.

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 23 ώρες

      Mainly it's a waste of money and resources. Both are finite.

  • Radostin Vasilev
    Radostin Vasilev Πριν ημέρα

    the oil companies will fak you up

  • D. Blayne Laws, MD
    D. Blayne Laws, MD Πριν ημέρα

    As a whole the citizens of the US are the most charitable people on the planet.

  • Dansky Kral
    Dansky Kral Πριν ημέρα

    California plundered funding for a high speed rail.

  • GLEP
    GLEP Πριν ημέρα +1

    Because we have 10 times as many cars. Trains go from A to B, but I have never in my life wanted to go to B. My car always wants to go with me, wherever I want, whenever I want. Duh.

  • tiba 24
    tiba 24 Πριν ημέρα

    I could see the oil seeping from his face hole. I swear you could just voice over everything he said with "Regulation BAD, Labor standards, bad, Environmental regulation!? BAD!!, TRAINS BAD, AHHHH TRUMP ANGRY!!!!" Bye that logic China and many other Banana Republics would be done colonizing the moon, and more by now!!!

  • Art Grover
    Art Grover Πριν ημέρα

    Earthquake zone Cali high speed trains. Na that's STUPID

  • Dennis Lee
    Dennis Lee Πριν ημέρα

    Look at the BART, and their "teen" problem.

  • Racket Tattoo
    Racket Tattoo Πριν ημέρα

    i think airlines should invest in the highspeed railway. cause honestly the railway will be built in the us, its just a matter of time and when it is airlines will lose a substantial amount of money but not if they invest in the railway.

    • Racket Tattoo
      Racket Tattoo Πριν 22 ώρες

      @I don't know you are a moron if you think highspeed railways are 'going backwards'

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 23 ώρες

      Sorry we ain't goin backwards.

  • Marta Laura Zayas
    Marta Laura Zayas Πριν ημέρα

    We do have a high speed rail the Brightline/Virgin Trains in Miami but it is such a short rail system. It only goes to West Palm beach. 65 miles. Then we also have the commuter train Trail Rail and of course Amtrak. I love taking the train.

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 23 ώρες

      Good for you. I like burning gasoline with my five vehicles.

  • otto_l
    otto_l Πριν ημέρα +1

    so grateful for our cars. freedom!

  • AgentPCF Ingress Prime
    AgentPCF Ingress Prime Πριν ημέρα

    What they don't tell you is Union Pacific owns all of the rail lines in the US, Amtrak has to pay to use the rail lines as it is. Usually when a Amtrak line is running late it is because Union Pacific makes Amtrak wait for cleared lines to proceed down the line. A whole new rail line has to be built to sustain a faster train then not only does Union Pacific loses out in profits on train rent but Amtrak does too since it will loose a huge majority of profit moving passengers. US companys do indeed put profit before public benefits because having more money than sense is now the new millennial dream.

  • Tender Turd
    Tender Turd Πριν ημέρα

    *laughs in Japanese, German, French and Chinese*

  • Lily Lily
    Lily Lily Πριν ημέρα

    The US does have high speed trains. They are just hidden in secret tunnels under ground. Not all Americans are allowed to use them.

  • Fc Jose
    Fc Jose Πριν ημέρα

    Cuidado con el pato. grclip.com/video/UFrMZfigXOI/βίντεο.html

  • Rahimzai
    Rahimzai Πριν ημέρα

    Get chinese contractor and workers to build this rail way PROBLEM SOLVED no whine no excuse.

  • Niels Ohlsen
    Niels Ohlsen Πριν ημέρα

    So maybe the US is the real COMMUNIST country, manipulaling it's people into insustainability?

    • RoyalWulffDry
      RoyalWulffDry Πριν ημέρα

      naw just here in California. The land of 10 million Millionaires and 10 million below the poverty line with no term limit corrupt career politicians....Very Soviet and Bolivarian Chavismo, but Green with great sunsets!

  • Semper fidelis Semper Paratus
    Semper fidelis Semper Paratus Πριν ημέρα

    California isfucking broke and build trains unbelievable. This governor is a dumb ass

  • Semper fidelis Semper Paratus
    Semper fidelis Semper Paratus Πριν ημέρα

    Simple every one has a car ! Or fly.
    Is been fadeit out! They dismantle it we have more roads than China or India this countrys dont have the money to be self sufficient by deving cars we are individuals not follow a communist country where they pile 2 billion in a train

  • A New America
    A New America Πριν ημέρα

    As California is a 3rd world state, you do not need taxpayer money to fund a fantasy. Pay for it yourself.

  • Gewgulkan Suhckitt
    Gewgulkan Suhckitt Πριν ημέρα

    Where I live (south Alabama), big lengths of railroad have been shut down over the last few decades. It was done by the railroads for financial reasons. They weren't making enough money off those sections of rail. Now I realize this isn't high speed rail I'm talking about and it's in a rural area. The point I'm making is that rail isn't always the cheapest option. In this case, trucks were more economical.
    Personally I would love to see more trains, both regular and high speed.

  • Roland
    Roland Πριν ημέρα

    The fastest train is in France drive maximum speed of 574.8 km per hour, {"TGV"}

  • Alex P
    Alex P Πριν ημέρα

    After spending billions, not one foot of high speed rail has been laid in California. It remains a totally failed project with taxpayers funding this debacle. Given the current right of way obstacles, rail stock, etc. it will never be viable here. It was a political payoff for those well connected. In reality, as opposed to Europe we built our cities wrong. We are married to the automobile, and I sure wish it were not so. Rail would be incredible, but California is totally insolvent! The state is broke, and going back to taxpayers for more money simply isn't going to happen. Even if you have great rail from point to point, we are hopelessly stuck with cars because everything is spread out over a much larger area. In LA for example, the overall Metro area is 150 miles wide and 100 miles from north to south. Rail isn't viable here, and it never will be given all applicable circumstances.

  • ello there ol' chum
    ello there ol' chum Πριν ημέρα

    Jokes on you, we have the MBTA

  • wall4xxx
    wall4xxx Πριν ημέρα

    We are sorry of excuses country wealth comes to rich people before infrastructure to serve people’ that’s why others countries are head of us

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 22 ώρες

      How do you think anything gets built at all? The wealthy!

  • Peter Porker
    Peter Porker Πριν ημέρα +1

    Actually high speed railway could increase the jobs and build new connectivity to ease of pressure on the highways. There are only few sectors where it makes sense especially in the North-East, midwest (Milwaukee-Chicago-Detroit- Cleveland), Northwest, texas (Houston, Dallas & austin) etc It will not take much traffic off the planes.

  • Peter Porker
    Peter Porker Πριν ημέρα

    Cost per km in China is $17-21 MM, In EU its $25-39 MM and in California its $85 MM

  • b y
    b y Πριν ημέρα

    Everything is for $$$ not THE PEOPLE!!!

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 22 ώρες

      America has over 400 organizations like the FDA just for you the people. Ungrateful twit!

  • Operator 9
    Operator 9 Πριν ημέρα

    america doesnt have rails because we like being beaten by communists. we arent building for the future, have few remaining goals and are more focused on things like walls then making any kind of progress....

  • Jimmy Borowski
    Jimmy Borowski Πριν ημέρα +1

    Don't give your money to Israel and build a fast rail system.

  • eric gipson
    eric gipson Πριν ημέρα

    They say they have problems with zoning.. But a walmart can come .and move you straight. Off your property. But i knew it . its all about money.. First thing i thought was airlines...

  • YooTooobJeff
    YooTooobJeff Πριν ημέρα

    No funny movies like Silver Streak with high speed rail...

  • Jazz Scales
    Jazz Scales Πριν ημέρα

    7:25 America's folley. Too many hands in the basket.

  • Nova Xyz
    Nova Xyz Πριν ημέρα

    If The US focused more on High Speed Rail rather than Cars and Planes, I wonder how that would have affected 9/11. My logic is that there wouldn't have been as many airports.

    • Nova Xyz
      Nova Xyz Πριν 16 ώρες

      I don't know it’s called Circular reasoning. And I thought I’d receive feedback from an intellectual, not some weirdo with nothing better to do with their life. Move along please

    • I don't know
      I don't know Πριν 22 ώρες

      It's circle logic. Like a circle firing squad. DUMB!

  • fcizin
    fcizin Πριν ημέρα

    We're a Coal Based Economy. It's the future!

  • LectronCircuits
    LectronCircuits Πριν ημέρα

    Folks in the States haven't been very well trained; that's really trucked up, man. Cheers!

  • patriotpaul
    patriotpaul Πριν ημέρα +1

    China has so much american/european money now they have tons to burn. They are massively expanding their military, building giant empty cities, building massive infrastructure projects,etc.There has NEVER been a high speed rail break even with the insane costs. It would be even worse in a huge country like the USA.Look at the insane costs that are mostly burdened by 49 other states to build the hi speed nightmare in Cali over the last decade! There would literally have to be tens of thousands of trains. Its economically impossible. Even attempting it would bankrupt america.

  • Црна Рука
    Црна Рука Πριν ημέρα

    Oh my love
    It's a long way we've come
    From the freckled hills
    To the steel and glass canyons
    From the stony fields
    To hanging steel from skies
    From digging in our pockets
    For a reason not to say goodbye
    These are the hands that built America
    Ah, ah, ah, America

  • Anthony Rosa
    Anthony Rosa Πριν ημέρα

    We don't have High Speed rail because it's NOT economically feasible. If it could be self sustaining and cover it's costs plus maintenance they would build it. The high costs of construction and environmental laws that hamper construction are another problem. Watch how expensive the boondoggle railway will become in California. If this rail system is feasible then California should pay for it out of their pockets and show their taxpayers how ticket sales cover the construction costs and sustain the railroad. That will NEVER happen. The Democrats and unions are trying to get the federal government to fork out more cash for this. I hope it never happens.