High speed rail development is generally good policy. When high speed rail is built, it links communities once deemed too far by car in a way that is fast and efficient. It is also a great way for people who do not drive or do not own a car, like college students or the elderly, to get from place to place quickly.
High-speed rail development is a good idea because it not only provides jobs in its creation, maintenance and daily operations, but it also helps people have access to more jobs. America severely lacks the public transportation systems of Europe, which puts many people at a disadvantage and compartmentalizes the country overall.