U.S. high-speed trains are slower than foreign counterparts

02/16/2010 | Voice of America

U.S. high-speed trains may not reach the truly high speeds of European or Japanese counterparts, even with an injection of stimulus funds, according to this piece. Only half of American trains can reach 105 mph -- compared with trains in France that reach 357 mph -- but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expects the U.S. to catch up. "The day will come when you can see travel between Los Angeles to San Francisco in under 3 hours going 220 miles per hour," he said.

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