Is The United States Turning A Corner On High-Speed Rail?
The Department of Transportation awarded $8 billion among 31 states to begin developing America's first nationwide high-speed intercity passenger rail service. Soon, Americans might find themselves rocketing along ribbons of rails at 200 mph in sleek, painted passenger cars -- never stopping until they arrive at destinations awake and refreshed, says CNN.
Despite funding and promises from the government, high-speed rail comes with its share of opponents, who say it is too expensive and will not save energy. Some even question if it will ever be built.