In honor of President Obama’s announcement of Florida’s high speed rail grant money, I thought I would share what real high speed rail looks like. This is the JR Maglev, developed by the Japanese Railway company. Reaching maximum speeds of 581 kph - that’s 361 mph – this isn’t some sissy Amtrack 200 mph stuff. I doubt this is what we’re getting, but getting to Orlando in 1.5 hours is better than three or more.
See you real soon Orlando.
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