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Why can't we have these things in the U.S.?

I'm on a train hurtling through the English countryside at 200 km/h and using WiFi.

Seriously, why can't we have a train like this back home? I mean, some Amtrak routes have WiFi, and Acela maxes out at 240 km/h between Boston and New Haven, Conn. But that's it. Chicago to Milwaukee trains plod along at half that speed, and the trains to St. Louis are even slower (and frequently delayed by freight traffic).

Where's the President's infrastructure investment plan that we've heard so much about?

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  • David Harper

    8/8/2017 6:23:13 AM +00:00 |

    200 km/h trains are, alas, an exception even in Britain.  Just ask the commuters on Southern Rail (Kent/Sussex to London) or the trans-Pennine route that links Liverpool and Manchester to the major cities of Yorkshire.  I'm guessing they would be glad of 100 km.h, let alone 200 km/h.

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