The entire system of high-speed rail should not be the responsibility of each state but the federal Department of Transportation.
The system should be a government project, as was the Interstate highway system during the Eisenhower administration. The main artery should be a direct line from New York City to Los Angeles. Where necessary, the government would have connectors to major cities.
Each state would have its most important connector to cities that they feel are needed. Think of it as fewer autos on the roads, fewer airplanes in the sky and less fuel used. Does this make sense? Look at Japan, Germany, France and other countries.
Frank W. Hoffinger, Fresno