Congress recently passed legislation in the stimulus bill, providing $8 billion for high speed rail lines around the nation. Ten states have already put in requests for funding for 20 different lines.
Japan, China, France and Spain are all ahead of us in building these bullet trains. But some people say they would be too costly and would never generate enough revenue to make a profit. Others say high speed rail is crucial for our country’s economic growth and infrastructure in the 21st Century, and building them will provide jobs.
This video provides news reports and analysis of the issue from a number of angles.
What do you think?
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