long-term plans to upgrade its northeast corridor tracks for real high speed trains, a project that I whole-heartedly endorse. Travel time from Washington to New York would be cut to 94 minutes, down from 160 minuted today. This would require upgrades to all of the major rail stations from Washington to Boston. An early-stage plan for Union Station in Washington has just been released, and it is quite ambitious, with a preliminary price tag of $7 billion. The heart of the plan is the addition of 6 new tracks for high speed trains, and the platform and corridor space to handle more people.
If only we could have back the hundreds of billions squandered in Iraq; think of the investments we could have made in America with that money.