A high-speed rail system is economically advantageous for several reasons. First, it reduces fuel consumption that airplanes normally have. Instead of using gasoline, trains and be powered by electricity. Second, more people can travel by train instead of on airplanes. Security is easier to handle. High-speed rail can also move faster so long as crossings are limited and stops are minimal. Because costs are reduced over the long-term, high-speed rail is cheaper. Construction of such systems creates jobs and helps a consumer-based economy by giving people more spending money.
High speed rail is an important component of public transit that has worked well in a lot of countries. It allows people greater mobility, and it can lead to quicker shipping times over longer distances. America needs to seriously think about this as a part of future infrastructure. It would lead to more job creation.