High-speed Rail and MagLev Trains The Future of Passenger Travel

High-speed Rail and Maglev Trains may be the future of passenger travel but the divisive nature of politics in the United States coupled with an ever shrinking tax base to support  large scale transportation projects, means that it is highly unlikely that the USA will ever see such systems become a reality. In countries like Japan, Germany and China however, cutting edge research in this area is advancing rapidly. The German Transrapid system, the  Japanese JR Maglev and China’s Shanghai Maglev Train are leading the way to a new era of passenger train travel. Despite questions of cost and return on investment, China is boldly forging ahead with its plans to become the global leader in 21st century high-speed passenger travel.