Vietnam, that little country we nearly bombed into extinction is building a high speed train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Men city at a cost of 50 billion dollars. Vietnam prepares for the future. The US isn't so sure about the future.
Better high-speed rail service will triple ridership in the coming years. This adds to the green benefits of reducing air and car travel, and the economic vitality from pulling jobs, people and business back into downtowns.