While the Northeast Corridor doesn't represent true high speed rail currently, [John Mica] says it is the United State's best chance of success. "This is the only rail corridor the United States and Amtrak own, almost in its entirety. The rest of the nation's passenger rail runs over lines owned by the freight railroads. The existing fixed transit connections and dense population over a 365-mile distance also make it the ideal location and corridor length for high-speed," he says.
HIGH-SPEED RAIL High-Speed Rail Update Kim Kaiser Sec. LaHood announces projects from 15 states and Amtrak awarded
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