Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
because there's just no way you can get enough private funding for a federal project to make it go.
Which is why I don't think a FEDERAL project is feasible, nor do I support one at this time. The best bet would be for a Federal STANDARD for HSR so that all the state networks could become interoperable in the future should it become feasible. Frankly, I don't see many places west of the Mississippi where HSR makes sense except Texas and California.. and even California is iffy. I guess a KC to St Louis run might be feasible... probably not though.
EDIT: to be clear (in this post) I am talking about routes that are entirely within one state.