A new, and long overdue solution for the everyday citizens commute may be coming to America. A high speed rail service has just been approved by the Department of Transportation.
The DoT has invested 8 billion dollars into this new project. The money being spread over 31 states, is intended to help spark some moves in the economy as well.
In addition to convenience for commuters, supporters state that reducing US dependency on foreign oil, cutting pollution, and triggering economic development is just as large of a reason to move forward with the development of the rails.