The creation of a high-speed rail network in the United States would create thousands of jobs, modernize America’s infrastructure, increase travel safety, and reduce CO2 emissions. However, the United States government has not prioritized the construction of a high-speed rail system and American rail infrastructure has fallen far behind the global railway standard. Currently, two high-speed rails are under construction in the United States – one in Florida and one in California. Though President Obama proposed a high-speed rail plan in 2009 and emphasized the importance of a high-speed rail in the Northeast, little progress has been made to implement the proposed system. Hopefully, a comprehensive high-speed rail network will be constructed and implemented in the United States at some point in the near future.