Ripe For High Speed Rail?


Tim De Chant analyzes the above chart (click to enlarge) on population density to understand how high-speed rail might work in the US:

Ohio and Florida—both of which unfortunately rejected rail funding—are about as dense as France, a world leader in high-speed rail. Illinois, Virginia, and North Carolina sit one density level down, but are on par with Spain and Austria, both of which host high-speed rail.