High speed rail has become a political hot potato so there is no chance it will come to pass in the USA. I only have one point and it is pretty simplistic. Is it really necessary, except as a people mover. I am thinking of business, do people have to be face to face to get things done? Our high technology already allows people to talk face to face on computer systems projected on screen larger than a room. Point: High speed rail will not make business easier or more cost effective. Outlook: as above in the title, it ain't gonna happen.