Our newest EarthTechling Earth Videos feature takes you on the rails at high speed via a series of interesting videos surrounding the buzz of this 21st century form of public transportation within the country. The idea of American high speed rail, recently brought to the forefront by President Obama’s vision to have 80 percent of Americans riding it within the next 25 years, faces a tough future after it was announced recently that billions of dollars in federal funds earmarked for related projects around the country were being cut.
Currently there are eleven or so designated high speed rail corridors and many, including the California corridor and Chicago, have made great progress with plans for rail construction. Although the need for high-speed within the U.S. has long been questioned by politicians, many stakeholders have remained optimistic about the affect high-speed rail could have on the creation of jobs and reducing the country’s dependency on foreign oil.
We present you now some interesting videos found on YouTube related to high speed rail.
High Speed Trains Around the World
Economic benefits of High Speed Trains in U.S. Cities
USHSR Spotlight on High Speed Trains
3 Reasons Why Obama’s High-Speed Rail Will Go Nowhere Fast
California High-Speed Trains: Visual Tour