Amtrak Officials: High-Speed Rail from Boston to D.C. in Three Hours

To bolster the momentum that Amtrak has gained in the Northeast, the company last month announced its plans to develop a European/Japanese-style high-speed rail, which means the trip to D.C. that now takes a solid six, seven hours would take half the time. Sounds exciting, no? Enter the politicians who are lining up just to stand in the way. [NYT]