Recently heard that Japanese bullet trains easily do 200 miles per hour and record has been 300 miles/hour. These trains run on electricity supplied to magnets and similar conductors. Since 1964, there has not been a single fatality in bullet train accident and in Japan last year total average late arrival was 12 seconds for all the trains. While initial investment into bullet trains network might be big but payoff will come steadily down the road in the form of investment savings to the economic engine and resulting multiplier effect. Since 2000, airlines in US have lost more than $25Billion!