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Fast Trains

Have you heard of the possibilty of having high speed trains in the United States (like they already are using in other places of the world)?  And it keeps getting shut down by people.
Personally, I find this sad (that it's being shut down).

Want to know more?  I recommend reading $20 per Gallon if you want to investigate this further.

Today the big news in Chicago (maybe not the big news, but news nonetheless) is people are riding on a high speed train. 
Here's the jist:  It's on the amtrak track from Chicago to St. Louis.  The train can go up to 110 mph and only for a small section of the line.  The high speed trains in Europe & Asia go 150+ mph.
Personally, I am excited by this news.  I mean, at least it's a start.
I've ridden the Amtrak from St. Louis to Chicago before for something crazy like $60 and it took 6 hours.  It was awful and I vowed to never ride it again and I haven't.  (The megabus was sold out on that sad sad day.)
If those trains become faster and more convenient (like mentioned in the article) and they are reasonably priced, you bet I'll ride it!  If they achieve their goal of a three hour trip, I look forward to riding!

I am happy Illinois and Missouri didn't block it like some other states, I just hope they can do it right!


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