The United States - not even a contender. Think for a second about
what we could have done with the trillions Bush squandered and try not
to fly into a murderous rage. Republicans (and "Third Way" Democrats)
are why we can't have nice things.
"Five countries – Germany, China, Spain, Japan, and France – are
global standouts, providing their citizens with long distance lines, a
broad network of stops, and incredible high speeds. Some, like Japan,
have been building high speed rail since it was invented in the '60s.
Others, like China, have demonstrated how quickly a high speed rail
network can be built in just a few years."