President Obama has proposed building high speed train system in the USA. This really is a great idea. Not only will it create jobs designing and building the system, but will create long term jobs for the operation of the network. The tangential jobs will spring up around the train stations.
60 years ago no one would have understood the modern highway system which we now consider normal. 60 years from now I don't think anyone would understand an America without a train network. Too bad most of us wont be around to appreciate the long term plan.... but our children will thank us.