Tom Daschle and Ed Rendell talk about the need for the next generation of rail technology in the Northeast Corridor.
As anyone who travels the Northeast corridor knows, travel options are limited at best, maddening at worst. Flights are frequently delayed or canceled. Trains, particularly on longer routes like Washington to New York City, are often full. Even the fastest trains take almost three hours, rolling over infrastructure that is decades old and decaying.
Indeed, the Northeast corridor is the nation’s most overcrowded, on the ground and in the air. Both policymakers and the public realize something must be done to cut the congestion and speed the lanes of commerce.