It would be sweet if I could get from DC to Boston in 3 hours. That travel time would actually be an improvement from the time it took in 1960 – sort of.
But, apparently building a high-speed rail line between these two cities (approximately 440 miles apart) will take until 2040!
That means that 21st Century America is capable of laying a bit less than 15 miles of track per year.
James J. Hill is either laughing or crying in his grave, depending on whether he had a sense of humor.