For much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, train travel was the primary mode of transportation for millions of Americans. Once cars and air travel rose to prominence, however, trains fell out of use in the U.S. while other European and Asian nations greatly expanded their railway capabilities. Along with looking at the history of American train travel, this in-depth video examines a modern company that wants to connect the nation with high-speed trains like so many other countries do.
- Why has American train travel fallen behind compared to railway operations in many European and Asian nations? Do you think the U.S. can catch up?
- How does Brightline (soon to be Virgin Trains USA) plan to earn money on through its Florida railway?