Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail


  1. Akula

    Akula17 minutes ago

    A lot of libs in the comment section. I can't understand how California can start building a high speed train when they dont even own the property where it should run. It will be a cost disaster and in the end, will llikely never be finished.

  2. enigman44

    enigman4438 minutes ago

    Why is there no high speed rail here in America? The answer is simple. GREED. Other countries look to the future, to making things better for their citizens. But here in the good old USA, if you can't make a fast buck on it . . .

  3. Devin Peirce

    Devin Peirce31 minute ago

    enigman44 we spend too much money on worthless minorities

  4. Raptor Jesus

    Raptor Jesus2 hours ago

    trains are so much better than roads, i live near liverpool in the UK, i can get the bus to liverpool and it'll take just over an hour, i can get a bullet train to london and be there in less than two hours! no traffic lights, no traffic!

  5. Robert Zoccano

    Robert Zoccano3 hours ago

    77 billion spent already. No wonder they dont like our president. Politicians stink.

  6. RVM Lance

    RVM Lance3 hours ago

    California’s liberal bureaucracy ran up the cost due to environmental surveys that took 5 years to complete.

  7. T Sub

    T Sub3 hours ago

    We should go to drones instead of rail and be ahead of the rest of the world.

  8. The Real Cigar Jefe

    The Real Cigar Jefe5 hours ago

    America is a shithole country. Everything is dirty, the roads are crumbling, homeless people all over the place. It’s one of the worse countries in the world.

  9. Paul Williams

    Paul Williams5 hours ago

    "political parties not see rail as our major form of transport - (a) the government is NOT of the people, by the people, for the people - but of the fat cats, by the believers, for the big companies (b) even if you had a high-speed rail network it would not work for high speed to be truly high speed this also becomes insufficient stops to be convenient money, will power are not a thing anymore, how many people drive clear cut across the states THEN if you did high-speed rail there is Denver and the next stop is Glenwood springs, what about Breckenridge, ok stop there / Georgetown miss out e.c.t., the train will only be getting upto speed then slowing down (people forget about it speedup-slowdown) people are thinking it is a threat to the CAR and not thinking high-speed as an aeroplane is there a Fairplay domestic airport NO - no high-speed at Intercourse so how that horse and buggy get to CHICKEN, Alaska or SLAUGHTER BEACH, Delaware LOL (sorry your towns)

  10. Velo1010

    Velo10105 hours ago

    This hasn’t anything to do with President Trump. He’s been in office almost an entire term. What did Obama do for the eight years he was in office? What did Bush do while he was in office? Lots of excuses, just not real good arguments. Auto and air trans are just entrained into our culture.

  11. Parker

    Parker6 hours ago

    If you are a politician and want to be remembered as an environmental, financial and economical hero... Deeply invest in rail. It will be good for all of those things in the long run.

  12. r h

    r h7 hours ago

    because we have cars.. didnt take me 16 minutes to say that either.. cars are more useful cars go where you want to go WHEN you want to go. trains just go to a station... in some places its cheaper to buy a used car and junk it when you arrive then to buy a train ticket.. i dont share my car with disease filled strangers.. money spent on inefficient trains is money NOT spent on making roads better for cars..

  13. Luis Zelaya

    Luis Zelaya8 hours ago

    America has money for army . bot has not money for buiLD BULLET TRAIN .😕😕😕😕😕

  14. JoeCnNd

    JoeCnNd9 hours ago

    Hell Indiana can't even fix their streets.

  15. Stock Brazen

    Stock Brazen11 hours ago

    Lets be honest theres no good reason not to have one, you just got oil and car companies trying to constantly scrap it, i mean they’ve done it before and the country is so gripped by those same companies our professional president who is extremely qualified for the job doesnt have the balls to green light any high speed railways

  16. Keane Muffin99

    Keane Muffin9911 hours ago

    Then use the hyperloop

  17. Psylent Fox

    Psylent Fox12 hours ago

    Ultimately they explain why high-speed rail isn't a thing: burdensome regulation and property rights. We can't do anything about property rights because simply you cannot deprive someone without due compensation, and ultimately the government (local or federal) only give small dollar for land when compared to private transactions. The only other thing we can consider is government regulation. When even the government of California is prevented from moving forward with a project due to the Yellow Beaked Horntail Blue Eyed Plump Plumed Swallow (of which only 500 remain in the world... of which there were only a few thousand to begin with) making their nesting grounds in the swampy areas of this very small area.... then maybe it is time to rethink the environmental regulations that reduce the burden? That and instead of building these high speed rails in the most populated places first, why not have them developed in the heartland where the ground is extremely flat and conducive to high speed rails? That way proofs of concept are...proven... and new manufacturing/building techniques can be discovered that then reduce the cost for implementing them in the tougher areas? I've done the 23 hour drive from El Paso to Alabama, and I can tell you that if I could of done that at 200 MPH for a fraction of what it would of cost me for a hotel, food, and gas... I would have taken it. Honestly, it comes down to dollars. Find a way to reduce regulation, reduce costs, AND MAKE IT FINANCIALLY VIABLE and then everything else will fall into place. Ultimately this comes down to government control: The market only accepts ideas that make sense, and pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into a project that has not proven itself sufficient WITHOUT constant infusions of tax payer dollars is a no-go. All of these "successful" super-rails are ultimately funded by the government with overall in-flow of cash being relatively inconsequential. We need more ways to generate high paying jobs and spend money that can be sustained through the economy at large, not add an additional sink to throw money in (Looking at AMTRAK...)

  18. jasmine Rodriguez

    jasmine Rodriguez14 hours ago

    The Money will come from Thin Air.. The same way The Federal Reserve Makes Money out of Thin Air. The Money is already there They just Selfish.

  19. R B

    R B17 hours ago

    wait till some loose cannon pushes that nuke button . then whoever is left after that we might get to cobble together a horse and buggy. or WALK for heavens sake . Might even get lucky and say F@#$ all this travel BS. stay put you crazy americans !!!

  20. Ten Minute Tokyo 2

    Ten Minute Tokyo 219 hours ago

    Because the elites want to turn us all into slaves and don’t want the American people prosperous.

  21. AH AH

    AH AH19 hours ago


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    AH AH19 hours ago


  23. Louis Raskin

    Louis Raskin19 hours ago

    what do you know...Big Oil once again fk'd over the American people and the environment.

  24. slader

    slader20 hours ago

    the us was build to be distroyed.

  25. John Smythe

    John Smythe21 hour ago

    Because they have planes?

  26. glenn kane

    glenn kane22 hours ago

    As usual the media avoids the real issue. Yes, talk about the curves and many scientific reasons, or how Americans love their cars, but don't mention the real reason. The rails are privately owned and controlled by organized crime. Why are there so many derailments in the US, and not one in Japan? The rails are not well maintained in the US because that would take away from the profits. So building high speed trains and placing them on sub-standard rails is like building a formula 1 race car and driving it on a dirt road.

  27. GeanerikC

    GeanerikC22 hours ago

    Imagine if places like TX had high speed rails!

  28. laochennel ลาวเฒ่า

    laochennel ลาวเฒ่าDay ago

    don't worry soon made in china speed rail. is coming loljk

  29. gamanin8

    gamanin8Day ago

    I'm not against hi speed rail, have lived in Europe. BUT. you take a train to another city. In the city you get another public transport rail/underground. But it won't take you to your house and sometimes you have a lot to carry or you are less able to walk from the rail to your house (could be miles). Teeny cars? Bikes are no good if you have a family with you. or infants.

  30. Great-heart Charity

    Great-heart CharityDay ago

    Lily Lily knows the Truth.... See below

  31. Melanie Bell

    Melanie BellDay ago

    We have the high speed class142 train in northern U.K. !

  32. samuelm370

    samuelm370Day ago

    Yeah them pesky rights of ours

  33. Maggie Aguilera

    Maggie AguileraDay ago

    This would be so cool in the United States. Imagine people would travel more.

  34. philip haden

    philip hadenDay ago

    We do and have had it for the better part of 20 plus years, unfortunately it was built as a black project underground and stretches from coast to coast and has expanded to Canada. Its energy source I've heard is nuclear. The only people that use it is government and military with high security clearance. Does it really exist, I'd say yes, definitely, one only has to take a look at our black budget expenses spent per year going back to the 1980's. Now the rumors that it connects to alien bases may be a bit far fetched but it would likely be connected to all of the major US military bases would be handy and beneficial strategically.

  35. JohnSTF72

    JohnSTF722 days ago

    So, basically the car industry and the oil industry formed the transportation system in the US and they still do. The only real excuse i can think of is that distances are too big to make High-Speed Rail transport a profitable enterprise.

  36. Elk Nest

    Elk Nest2 days ago


  37. umberceri

    umberceri2 days ago

    Oh yes show the crazies OAC and Bernie PLEASE! Get the inept govt out of it!

  38. umberceri

    umberceri2 days ago

    Yes China did it because they are totally in charge of everything in the country and culture!

  39. umberceri

    umberceri2 days ago

    Bakersfield to Merced HIGH SPEED RAIL FOR HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY? Less than 1 million people, give me a break! Where on earth did that guy get 3 million? I just looked it up, the San Joaquin Valley has about 3/4 of a million people as of 2019. It is by far not the best place to build a high speed rail TO START WITH down the road a few decades maybe but not now for heaven sakes! The video shows there are many areas that are better suited for high speed rail than the SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY! Oh the incompetence of the CA govt/

  40. umberceri

    umberceri2 days ago

    The high speed rail for CA from LA to the Bay area THROUGH THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY -agricultural valley are you kidding? That was a no winner from day one! And the incompetent State Gov.

  41. Brendan Allin

    Brendan Allin2 days ago

    The U.S. has no high speed rails because we have high speed Camaro's

  42. William Chew

    William Chew2 days ago

    US don't have high speed rail cos being stolen by China. American's please do not get angry with your goverment, but be angry with China.

  43. Munky Bidness

    Munky Bidness2 days ago

    You should move to China.

  44. Cory Butdette

    Cory Butdette2 days ago

    Because they dont have anybody to build it for free for them..like they had with railroads..

  45. Jeff Daniels

    Jeff Daniels2 days ago

    Do you really think this would work in the USA? How profitable would HSR be to say New York to L A be? Also, if it's to connect closer cities, why should tax payers who live hundreds if not thousands of miles from these trains have to pay for them?

  46. Wayne T

    Wayne T2 days ago

    You can see how crooked the track is.

  47. Mladen Vass

    Mladen Vass2 days ago

    US has no evan low speed rail because doesn't need it and also there is no anyone who like to waist and lose money to invest in that.The rail is type of public transportation and apply to urban areas.USA is car-village/suburban country with provincial lifestyle, large population with super low density , long distances and exept Chicago and NYC there is no large urban areas that need rail or any other public transportation. Amtrak is a super duper expensive and its like roller coaster circle around and doesn't go anywhere !!!

  48. Sharma Rao

    Sharma Rao2 days ago

    because you have a president who busy tweeting...

  49. Orb

    Orb2 days ago

    I dont ride the train here cause I dont want to get on a train be robbed, have a bunch of homeless ppl on the train, and feel unsafe when I traveled to Japan all I did was ride a train while yeah it was packed and wasnt roomy, I felt more safe than I do here

  50. David Molinarolo

    David Molinarolo2 days ago

    How much does a Chinese Worker make? How many Billions does the Chinese GOVERNMENT pull in from all over the world? There ya go.

  51. David Molinarolo

    David Molinarolo2 days ago

    In 5 years, this project will be featured on Science Channel's "Mysteries of the Abandoned"