The French Have Big Plans for U.S. High-Speed Rail
Major cities in the United States may be saying "bonjour" to high speed rail. A French national railroad operator known as SNCF has submitted detailed descriptions to the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration for creating 220 mph trains in four corridors: California, Florida, Texas and a Chicago/Midwest hub….
The French trains would provide service along 600-mile corridors in four hours or less. That would be plenty of time to keep up on the news,… avoid traffic jams, and get out of the gas tank rat race. Existing passenger trains in U.S. cities consume a third of the energy per passenger mile than cars, according to government data.
Click here for a map of the proposed high-speed rail lines.