Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Johns Hopkins University
336 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
High speed rail systems have made an impact on economies around the world. The United States lacks true high speed rail (260 km/hr or faster). Analyzing domestic data as well as looking at high speed rail systems in other countries, this project aimed to identify where high speed rail could be most successful (both economically and politically) in the United States. The Northeast Corridor (Boston-D.C.) was pinpointed as one of the most viable corridors in the nation for implementation of true high speed rail.