When will US-Americans finally realise that they are some 30 years behind Europe and Japan, and now even China when it comes to technology and transportation? The problem is that US-Americans, continue to cling to the myth that their country is the greatest in the world. Blind patriotism is one thing, but to be a realist AND a patriot is another!
In 15 years time, When US-American trains (finally) crawl along at 180 mph (290 km/h), the rest of the world will be flying along in ultra high speed trains at speeds greater than 400 mph(640km/h)!
The current world record for conventional high-speed rail is held by the V150, a version of Alstom's French TGV which clocked 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph). The world speed record for Maglev is held by the japanese MLX01: 581 km/h (361 mph).
WAKE UP AMERICA!