President Obama set a goal of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within the next quarter century. Here’s a look at the high-speed rail industry around the world.
A police officer walks past a high-speed inter-city train that connects Shanghai and Hangzhou in China in October 2010. The Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway shortens the travel time from 1.5 hours to 45 minutes. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Buy Photo