I'm starting a new series of posts based on maps I've made in the past. Today's maps are from 2011 and feature the big hopes for the United States high speed rail program. Due to continued lack of funding after the stimulus and blockages from Congress, plans outside of California and Texas have been slowly moving along without much fanfare. There's been lots of talk about the Northeast Corridor but as I tweeted recently, I wonder how many New York Times articles it would take to get it going.
It's fun to take a look back at what we were thinking about in the past. Perhaps at some point it could be our future.
You can find the originals here [Investment Levels] + [ Project Pipeline]