Amtrak, the nations only long-distance rail provider, is in the planning stages of a $151 billion high speed rail (HSR) corridor connecting Washington D.C. to Boston.
Amtrak plans a 457 mile corridor connecting the major northeastern metropolitan areas: Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. This HSR network would supplement the existing regional rail systems offered by Amtrak and dramatically improve inter-city access by cutting the travel time on the fastest trains by over half. Currently, Amtrak offers trains between Philadelphia and New York coming in at just over an hour. By the end of the plan, a whole 30 years in the future, this time would be cut almost in half. Amtrak says trains could make the trip in as little as 37 minutes!