I am writing a paper on the structural barriers of high-speed rail infrastructure development in the U.S. using California and the Northeast as a case studies.
It has major political opposition (mostly right wing), cost overruns, project delays and legal battles. Recently, the new governor said he was going to scale back the project. Trump also said he wants the federal funding back for the project.
Do you think high-speed rail is possible in the U.S.? What do you think is preventing the U.S.?