Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 7 Mei 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

Komentar • 30 917

  • Farmer Corncob Nanja
    Farmer Corncob Nanja 3 jam yang lalu

    It’s because of gas ⛽️ 🤑

  • Jibby
    Jibby 4 jam yang lalu

    If im able to get from anaheim to la for my doctors appointment without taking 6 hours in traffic im all for it

  • Lily Landstrom
    Lily Landstrom 10 jam yang lalu

    Awesome video! But, we have high speed rail in South Florida via the BrightLine! It currently runs West Palm Beach, Fort. Lauderdale, and Miami with upcoming expansions to Orlando. It is the first of it's kind in America and has become really important down here in the last year; wish you guys would've mentioned it because it is really influential in our economy and our laws!

  • Ladybug Noname
    Ladybug Noname 11 jam yang lalu

    Because Communist China was control of the US. They already own Califonia and burning peoples homes down or turning off thier power to force them out. Anyone who allows China to build a HSR here should be shot for treason...Communist pigs we are on to you.

  • Roy Roots
    Roy Roots 12 jam yang lalu

    Because someone is sending a lot of our money to other countries?

  • Smartkid2387
    Smartkid2387 13 jam yang lalu

    The US is behind in everything. Think how advanced this country could be if we spent money on the right things.

  • Yuli Deng
    Yuli Deng 14 jam yang lalu

    It's funny that you are all debuting on a topic that so well explained 50 years ago. Ever heard the book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"? GM, Ford, and those oil companies secured their success years ago, by destroying rail system in USA forever.
    And no, it's no an economic problem at all, it's politic. Remember how did you build the high way system 50 years ago, why money was not a problem at that time? Fed Gov paid for it, your state paid only 10%. Chine built it's high speed rail because the gov paid for it, USA can't since your gov don't want to pay for it. That's it...straight and simple.

    THE REAL 14 jam yang lalu

    cuz every liberal will huff 😤 and puff 😤 complain about in some kind of a way thats why
    since there all takin over 🇺🇸 real true facts of real life folks
    until (us REAL 🇺🇸s) steps it up and put em all on here 👉🏼⚰️ 👍🏼 where they all belong

  • Yuli Deng
    Yuli Deng 15 jam yang lalu

    'Eastern China, flatlands of japan, where they built the shinkansen....didn't incur the very high expense of boring and tunneling that we(CA) face '???? You got be kidding? Check this list:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_railway_tunnels, guess who dominate the list?

  • bluesanyu Films
    bluesanyu Films 15 jam yang lalu

    Oh my.. Its like PRIDE and UFC..

  • Hylin1125
    Hylin1125 17 jam yang lalu

    It's all about money. Not only are oil, auto, and aviation companies going to continue to push back and be successful at it. US currently just does not have the money to push this kind of budget through. It's really a wonder in the US how everyone, from federal and state government down to the individual people are so saddled with debt, yet America is so much behind in infrastructure compare to some of the other developed nations now. It's a good time to question if capitalism is still good at all, and why the money are all flowing to the wrong people and places.

  • A C
    A C 17 jam yang lalu

    So wabtec stock
    for high speed rail ?

  • Justin Brown
    Justin Brown 21 jam yang lalu

    Since you mentioned Florida you should've added how Obama gave us billions for a statewide connected Rail system but then Governor (now Senator lol) Rick Scott denied that "handout" as he called it... Florida sucks

  • Andy
    Andy 22 jam yang lalu

    The EU has the second largest highspeed railway network. The goal is 31.000 km by 2030.

  • J Reifsnyder
    J Reifsnyder 23 jam yang lalu

    Because Americans love their cars, trucks and vans and it's easier to build an airport than rail beds - Americans fly from one end of the country to the other

  • Jay Belafonte
    Jay Belafonte Hari Yang lalu

    There’s a going conspiracy that some of the California Wildfires have been set up strategically. Placed in former hard to attain real estate areas throughout California to build the future high speed rail system.

  • Jay Belafonte
    Jay Belafonte Hari Yang lalu

    It’s pretty simple the US makes all its money from AirLine travel and has invested trillions into Air infrastructure. High speed trains would put a large dent into that industry. Plus it would require a complete infrastructure redevelopment, along with acquiring a huge amount of property an dispersal of people and homes.

  • Carlos Rafael
    Carlos Rafael Hari Yang lalu

    and blaming China for climate change is the another auto and petrol lobbyist creation..

  • MrRod
    MrRod Hari Yang lalu +1

    Because people rather fly...

  • Alpha QuickShip
    Alpha QuickShip Hari Yang lalu

    Easy solution for budget. We are in peacetime so we don't need military bases in every country in the world. President Trump submitted his request to Congress for $639 billion in military spending

  • Biglambo0123
    Biglambo0123 Hari Yang lalu

    So looking at these comments I've come to the conclusion that y'all just mad that america has more cars

  • 不要懷疑
    不要懷疑 Hari Yang lalu


  • Terrificbox95
    Terrificbox95 Hari Yang lalu +4

    #1 reason for high cost is due to politicians filling their pockets first. Sad.

  • Johan Janssens
    Johan Janssens Hari Yang lalu

    I live in the South-West of France. My girlfriend travels every so often to go to see her family in Belgium. An 850 Km trip, per TGV. She is 5 hours underway and it costs her about 45 (forty-five) Euro single trip. 90 Euro back and forth. Beat that, USA.

    • Allan Morrison
      Allan Morrison 8 jam yang lalu

      I just drove the same distance, Got a call at 3 pm that I needed to be in SoCal by 8 am from Sacramento, and I had to pick up my sister and nephew in Lake Tahoe. With a nissian Altima, 4 of us made Socal on one tank of gas and had a car to drive while there. TGV can't beat the price or the flexiability.

  • Just Riss
    Just Riss Hari Yang lalu

    We will never get rails as long as big oil companies run this backwards country.

    • Jarynn
      Jarynn 20 jam yang lalu

      We'll mostly never get rail because US cities arent laid out in a way that makes it effective. Even the fastest train cant hope to come close to the speed of a regional airliner. And the airliner requires a total of 2 miles of concrete, whether you are talking Chicago to St Louis or New York City to Los Angeles. And since, whether you go plane or train, you'll be dropped off on the edge of town and need to rent a car anyway... Might as well get there quicker.

  • Trevor Hutcheson
    Trevor Hutcheson Hari Yang lalu

    we do love our cars and we should appreciate the luxury of being able to own one without having to win the lottery

  • Subgunman
    Subgunman Hari Yang lalu

    Lets not forget LBJ in the sixties, he taxed the living sh!t out of rail lines forcing transportation of goods over to trucking companies. Not the best for green living. Just adds to pollution and money into big oil pockets. Bring rail back.

    • Jarynn
      Jarynn 20 jam yang lalu

      Freight rail never went anywhere. The US still boasts the most effective rail system in the world when it comes to transporting goods.

  • Maria Montolla
    Maria Montolla Hari Yang lalu

    They doing the same thing with celll phones. Now we are forces ton have 5G

  • Turning Null
    Turning Null 2 hari yang lalu

    Is simple,because the US don't like it,lol

  • Gargantuan Nguyễn
    Gargantuan Nguyễn 2 hari yang lalu

    OK USA bring in the HyperLoop🎢🤩

  • Annie S.
    Annie S. 2 hari yang lalu +5

    Why the US has no (insert almost everything Western Europe and developed parts of Asia have).

  • Mideum Hur
    Mideum Hur 2 hari yang lalu +1

    I really want a project for Vancouver to seattle bullet train. Going through mt. Vernon & Bellingham. I would be in seattle to Vancouver in less than one hour. If the train goes 200mph.

  • Malvinder kaur
    Malvinder kaur 2 hari yang lalu

    really why not..LA to DC 3 days? that too in cramped seat… but then push is coming to shove for last 10 years and I will not give my final kick where it is going to put this obsessed blocker in grave. of course FEDeral banks paid for all that sprucing up and still does… that is what struggling with problems Nations have to do. they just mint /print money only to back few.

  • fireball39279
    fireball39279 2 hari yang lalu +8

    America, Tthe war-loving country. They make bombs with all the money they don't have. And they say it will make the world much safer. Got it!

  • Christopher Santana
    Christopher Santana 2 hari yang lalu

    At 0:39 that video was taken in Joliet, Illinois 😂💀

  • Guy Tar
    Guy Tar 2 hari yang lalu

    hsr....just opt for the much safer 737 max with all its safety features

  • Devin Batcheller
    Devin Batcheller 2 hari yang lalu

    9/10 times the MBTA has a delay. Especially the commuter rails! Within the last week there has been a delay every single day because of signal failure, traffic with other trains and general train problems. Fix what we already have!

  • ck 1
    ck 1 3 hari yang lalu

    We have high speed trains in america the acela express is one

    • Xingzhi Wang
      Xingzhi Wang 21 jam yang lalu +1

      Sure, the price tag definitely says express.

  • loudm0uth
    loudm0uth 3 hari yang lalu

    Trash liberals enriching themselves with these federal funds. No thank you. Politicians dont touch the trains as they drive their 50 thousand dollar car.. They have no space, crazy, rude, violent mentally ill people ride them, making them dangerous. Privatise it and if it works then fine. I like my privacy in my vehicle.

  • Graue Eminenz
    Graue Eminenz 3 hari yang lalu

    No regulations in France and Germany? Easy terrain in Japan? Haha, try again...

  • sayam Abu sadat md
    sayam Abu sadat md 3 hari yang lalu

    Why us has no security!!!!!!

  • James Preston
    James Preston 3 hari yang lalu +1

    Because the drug addicts and welfarians want to be paid for being worthless.

  • Michiko Littleton
    Michiko Littleton 3 hari yang lalu +1

    Oil and money worshipers. The USA 🐸

  • DaySurge
    DaySurge 3 hari yang lalu

    AMTRAK. a highly subsidized government institution. High speed rail in California was a sham. Billions of dollars wasted, swaths of agricultural land taken out of production, businesses removed to make room for the rail system, bridges replaced with new ones to accommodate the high speed rail and the list goes on. A majority of Californians woke up to the extreme expense of high speed rail yet government kept shoving HSR down our throats. Finally the Feds pulled their funding and everything was stopped. Thank goodness. Amtrak is a money loser.

  • moi
    moi 3 hari yang lalu

    choo choo

  • Ameya Kasture
    Ameya Kasture 3 hari yang lalu

    Building more roads solve the problem!

  • saturn0660
    saturn0660 4 hari yang lalu

    Because it goes nowhere you wanna go..

  • River W Cheng
    River W Cheng 4 hari yang lalu +1

    Different national conditions such as population, parties, and policy.

  • KC Men
    KC Men 4 hari yang lalu +2

    Only thing I hear is we can’t because of blah BS blah BS money millions BS where are we going to get the money blah blah

  • 中国是我爹,
    中国是我爹, 4 hari yang lalu +17

    USA: Chinese HSR stole my technology.
    CN: But you don't have HSR.
    USA: Yeah, because you stole it.

    • 中国是我爹,
      中国是我爹, 23 jam yang lalu

      @Kangiten If you think you can deal with China with the same way you treat democratic countries, then you are wrong.
      Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan...Every time there is anti-government force in China, the United States supports them. As they did in other countries.
      But China is still not divided because it is not democracy.

    • Kangiten
      Kangiten Hari Yang lalu

      Free Hong Kong

    • TheFriend2u
      TheFriend2u Hari Yang lalu

      @si Markeyan whatever you may claim about US ability, your unpredictable government & their policies, have erroded away trustworthyness of US, on the global sense. So far, we have witness nothing to impress us, except threats & self-glorifying speeches.

    • Brutus Tan
      Brutus Tan Hari Yang lalu

      @si Markeyan really? those are your arguments?

    • si Markeyan
      si Markeyan 3 hari yang lalu

      Im not for a war. Im just saying americans will always look for better skills

  • SilentBob731
    SilentBob731 4 hari yang lalu

    The same reason that streetcars were phased out...the petrochemical industry.
    There, saved you sixteen minutes and change... ;-)

  • Mario Dixon
    Mario Dixon 4 hari yang lalu

    Us spending in wepons and Rusia is nuber one in the world that is real stupid

  • Vivian Soto
    Vivian Soto 4 hari yang lalu

    This will be nice!

  • tom dalton
    tom dalton 4 hari yang lalu

    New York could have expanded the rail system but it did not want to put it on the new tappan see bridge . And it’s controlled by Democrats. So there goes part of this videos story line

  • tim kahn
    tim kahn 4 hari yang lalu

    yes the g o p before nixon sold it to the far right rich was a far better outfit.

  • tim kahn
    tim kahn 4 hari yang lalu

    the rich do not want change .they are getting richer the way things are

  • tim kahn
    tim kahn 4 hari yang lalu

    tunnel boring machines for hyper loop are the way to go. far less costly look the rail roads were funded and given to the rich and corps. tax dollars . the corp skim of corps greed is holding back the progress for all of us. but the 1% and corps sucking everyone else dry.

  • tim kahn
    tim kahn 4 hari yang lalu

    im happy we did not jump into high speed rail. because of hyper loop. and we dont need to use hyper loop for people .just from produce and food products and any thing yjay can fit in it. personal transportation is going to be around. for a long time.

  • Leystrider
    Leystrider 4 hari yang lalu

    The reality is we Americans love regulation, so therefore we have endless interests that can end high speed rail for any number of regulations. Also, any one or multiple cities can block construction for these projects. I don't see this happening on any significant scale, or near any metro areas in the United States.

    RICURA 4 hari yang lalu +9

    because General Motors Don´t like it!