Daniel Machalaba takes a ride aboard the Acela Express, the nation's first high speed train that runs from Washington, D.C. to Boston. The train is designed to operate as fast as 150 mphs, however Machalabla learns that the train reaches that speed for only 18 miles of the 452 mile route. The rest of the way, it crawls along, sometimes going as slow as 15 mph. Why? Machalaba explains that the Acela Express runs on tracks that were laid more than 100 years ago. Machalaba explains why high-speed trains are more popular -- and successful -- in nations like France and Japan.
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