Which is the number one country in the world for transportation? Certainly not the United States. Not even countries in the EU. No, you have to look farther east, as Marco Polo did in 1271, to find the future… in China.
I’m so tired of ignorant Americans chanting “we’re number one,” when we are not. Not in healthcare, education and clearly not when it comes to using transportation to bolster our world trade.
Compare our crumbling interstate highway system, much of it built during the Eisenhower administration, to China’s superhighways, twice the mileage of our own.
Or look at our decaying railroads versus the 15,000 miles of high speed rail on the Chinese mainland, making Amtrak’s Acela look like a toy train (145 mph vs. 220 mph, one train for 300 passengers per hour vs. China’s 1,000 passenger trains departing every 15 minutes).
We keep hearing of the