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Why Trains Suck in America

November 4, 2019


Let’s face it: trains kinda suck in America. They’re slow, expensive, and just don’t
exist in many parts of the country. The simple reason for this is because the
US is so sparsely populated. Aside from here, here, and here, cities just
aren’t close enough together to make train travel faster or cheaper than plane travel. When cities are within 200-300 miles of each
other, it’s often faster to take a train from downtown to downtown rather than driving
to an airport, checking in, going through security, flying, then driving downtown. However, as I mentioned, there definitely
are regions in the US with cities this distance away from each other, so why do trains still
suck? The United States has the geography to support
trains in certain areas and yet a train from DC to New York costs at least $49 dollars
and takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, only 30 minutes less than driving. A train from Rennes to Paris, France, a very
similar distance, costs 27 euros, the equivalent of 30 dollars, and takes only 2 hours and
4 minutes. The US does have one high speed train, the
Acela express, but it costs at least $120 dollars for a ride from DC to New York and
still takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. Turkey, Poland, and Uzbekistan all have trains
that travel faster that America’s fastest train. Alright, so understanding the whole issue
requires a bit of background knowledge. Back in their heyday, railroads in America
were… amazing. We built our first in 1826 and had a transcontinental
line by 1869—only 19 years after California even became a state. Trains travelled almost everywhere and most
historians agree that the development of railroads was an absolutely crucial catalyst to the
American industrialization period from 1843 to 1860. They even prompted the US to create one of
the world’s first standardized time systems as discussed in an old video of mine which
you can find here. While passenger trains could sometimes be
profitable, freight services were where the real money was so most rail companies basically
ran passenger services as a mobile advertisement for their freight services to the executives
that would decide which company to ship goods on. Trains were, after all, the most glamorous
and efficient way to travel. However, as cars became popular in the 30’s
and planes became popular in the 50’s, there was little purpose any more to set up passenger
services as advertisements to executives who would be taking the more trendy car or plane
instead. At this point, the few profitable passenger
services only made money because of their contracts with the US Postal Service. Most trains would have one car that served
as the railway post office—an office on wheels where workers would sort letters en
route to the destination to save time. In the 1960’s, mail sorting was mechanized,
trucks and planes began to transport letters, and railway post offices were discontinued. It became essentially impossible to make money
with a passenger railroad. By the end of the 1960’s the only thing
keeping the few passenger routes alive was a legal obligation by the Interstate Commerce
Commission for the train companies to keep running those routes. But then Amtrak came along. In 1970, President Nixon signed into law the
Rail Passenger Service Act which formed the federally funded national rail company that
promised to save and make great again passenger rail travel… except it didn’t. In the United States, a nation of 319 million
people, Amtrak operates a mere 300 train journeys a day, while in France, a nation of 66 million
people, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais, also known as SNCF, operates
14,000 trips every single day, 800 of which are high speed. One common criticism of Amtrak is its unreliability. On average, only 72% of Amtrak’s trains
arrive on time. The California Zephyr route from Chicago to
San Francisco even arrived on time a paltry 31% in June of 2016. So what does Amtrak blame the delays on: freight
trains. You see, Amtrak only owns 730 miles of the
21,300 miles of track it operates on. On the California Zephyr route, Union Pacific
owns about half the track and BNSF owns the other half. According to Amtrak, only 1.4% of all delays
on this route were their fault. The other 98.6 percent were reportedly the
fault of the rail companies who own the track. Union Pacific will naturally lend priority
to their own trains on their tracks instead of Amtrak’s so Amtrak trains are often told
to wait to let a freight train pass. After all, it’s not like Amtrak can go and
use competing tracks so there’s little incentive to give priority to passenger trains. Most rail operators in Europe don’t have
this problem. In France, for example, the national rail
company owns all the track so priority can be given to passenger trains. Also, only 8% of freight in Europe is moved
by rail compared to 38% in the United States, so there are far fewer freight trains congesting
the tracks. Since Amtrak is so young, they never got the
opportunity to build their own tracks. The Northeast corridor—which is absolutely
perfectly shaped to have a high speed rail network with five major urban centers located
on a straight line—built up it’s rail system in the 1800’s and the railroad had
such an impact that towns and people flocked to the area around it. For that reason, this area is incredibly densely
populated and there truly is no open space between the cities. Consequently, it would be unbelievably expensive
to raze a bunch of houses and build a new, straighter route of high speed tracks from
DC to Boston. Amtrak says that it would cost an estimated
$151 billion dollars to build tracks up the spec of France’s high speed rail network
in the Northeast corridor. Since the Northeast Regional, the train running
between DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, is one of the few routes that
makes money, there’s little incentive for Amtrak to sink a lot of funds into upgrading
the tracks. Additionally, American cities just aren’t
built like many European cities. With population densities averaging lower
than 15,000 people per square mile, cities in the United States are far less walkable
than their European counterparts which can have as many as 55,000 people per square mile. Due to their ancient roots, European cities
naturally developed compact urban cores since for all but the rich there was no option but
to walk everywhere. Given that, it’s much easier to walk to
your destination from a train station in a European city than it is in an American city. It’s believed that since most Americans
have to take another form of transport to get to their destination after taking the
train in America, they see the train as not that much more convenient than the plane where
you also have to take another form of transport to get to your final destination. So what’s the solution? How should America fix it’s rails? Well, unfortunately, we’ll probably never
get a big network of fancy high-speed trains like in France or Germany. There are dozens of plans in the US to build
high-speed rail lines, however few if any of them will likely come to fruition. There is a high-speed rail line currently
being built between Miami and Orlando by a private company called All Aboard Florida,
however, with a top speed of 125 miles per hour, the service will only be slightly faster
than driving due to speed restrictions on many parts of the route. The state of California is also building a
high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Anaheim with a estimated transit time
of 2 hours and 40 minutes which would be less than half the driving time between the two
cities. Despite construction already beginning, phase
1 of the project isn’t estimated to be completed until 2029 and public support is diminishing. Many have proposed that America shouldn’t
be concerned with building a flashy high-speed network. Amtrak’s 151 billion dollar proposal for
a true high-speed northeast corridor system divides down to $320 million dollars per mile
or $60,000 per foot of high speed track. What would be far more efficient would be
to upgrade current track to allow trains to operate at their top speeds. On the Northeast Regional route, trains reach
a top speed of 125mph briefly, and if they operated at that speed for all of the DC to
New York leg, the trip from DC to New York would take only slightly longer than two hours. Small improvements can cut minutes from the
journey times which can add up to hours. Unfortunately, Amtrak is stuck in a rut where
they have no money to improve anything, which causes low ridership, which worsens the problem
of no money. SNCF in France is so great because taxpayers
pay for about half of the operating cost of every journey, while Amtrak is designed to
be a for-profit yet government subsidized corporation. Right now, Amtrak is kinda like the neglected
little brother in the US transit family who doesn’t get any money, and until that changes,
we’re still going to have our slow, expensive trains. Thank you for watching! Make sure to click here to subscribe to Wendover
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100 Comments

  • Reply Temujin August 20, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Why would anyone want to even visit such a backward shithole like murica?

    China has far superior public transport and healthcare. Lol I rather speak Mandarin and visit China instead.

  • Reply LukZ August 20, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    What doesn't suck in America?

  • Reply Harold Arsenault August 21, 2019 at 3:37 am

    The season is our goverment runs Amtrak. They lose money every year.

  • Reply Gregg Hanson August 21, 2019 at 5:42 am

    You failed to mention the most severe problem: lobbyists for petroleum companies and and airlines

  • Reply Moritz Schäfer August 21, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Meanwhile in Europe: China opens a railway line from Shanghai to Germany

  • Reply Bradley Post August 21, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Privatize Amtrak and let the shareholders fund it. Bus transport is way more useful here anyway, especially since we're as large as continental Europe.

  • Reply billy kobilca August 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hummm…. auto industry wanted it this way.

  • Reply Vivek Vira August 22, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Every part of India is connected by Trains and they are cheap too
    Indian government owns them .

  • Reply PikachuGXgaming August 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Germany also has some of the best trains
    Such as, S-Bahn, a high speed train, ICE, Rhine Neckar Express and like way more trains

  • Reply Jason Noghani August 22, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Sparse population is a feeble excuse – it never stopped Russia building the trans Siberian!

  • Reply Apple Person August 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    That moment when a Canadian commuter train is only 40 mph slower than the average speed of the fastest USA train

  • Reply Anthony Pezzano August 22, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Bitch

  • Reply Unfoldingrain92 August 23, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I searched up the worst youtube videos of all time and this is the first result that came up. I also searched up the worst youtube channels on earth and this channel was the first thing that appeared on my screen. I believe what i saw, also no i will never support your terrible youtube channel, or you in general.

  • Reply J Gibbons August 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    U broke my heart ??? U ruined my day and trains do NOT suck in america

  • Reply imicca August 24, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Both Car and Plane are not sustainable, Trains are. this is big selling point.

  • Reply Goji73 August 24, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    You could say American Trains cause… CONFUSION AND DELAY

  • Reply Dennis Germain August 25, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Los Angeles to New Orleans 2,000 miles, train 47 hours, bus 40 hours, car 28 hours, plane 6 hours, cost about the same, 4 day Cruise ship cost the same as a room on the train, but much much much nicer, make the Train as nice as a Cruise ship for the same price – that would be the deal

  • Reply J Gibbons August 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    you suck in America you would be awesome in spain

  • Reply lauch junge August 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    The best trains are in Switzerland??

  • Reply Израэла Israel August 26, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    All transportation system is terrible . I live in Brooklyn , subway and busses are terrible

  • Reply Израэла Israel August 26, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Flying also have delights. I went to Florida we stay almost hour inside airoplane

  • Reply Fulvio Presutto August 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Lol and I thought that in Italy we were not so efficient talking about trains

  • Reply Fulvio Presutto August 26, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    After seeing this now I love Trenitalia

  • Reply Aethel Yfel August 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Partly because we bombed all the legacy system rails out of existence and continental Europe got a blank slate for planning the new rail lines.

  • Reply Marauder Мародер August 27, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Is there anything & anybody that doesn't suck in USA?! Low waged long working hours no paid vacations or paid day offs sick mentally & physically drugged population life on druggs & antidepressants!

  • Reply Marauder Мародер August 27, 2019 at 4:39 am

    USA NO money poverty misery hunger sicknesses homelessness!

  • Reply True Slav August 27, 2019 at 11:19 am

    In Serbia a train from Belgrade and Novi Sad (like NY and DC) it is 6 hours……

  • Reply Taekwondo Time August 28, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    My city recently installed light rail transit within the city (ie: street cars). The project took about 10 years to complete for one section of track that loops around the city and spans about 20 km total. It drove most of the businesses in the downtown area out of business because of the road closures and endless construction. The end result is a small train that goes along city streets not much different than the bus service we already had, creates traffic congestion, and that cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

    There's a reason why people don't ride trains. It's an antiquated technology and it doesn't scale well. The cost to put down track everywhere is enormous and the most time consuming construction process there is. You could build 100 highways in the time it takes to build 1 rail road track.

  • Reply Checkiboy August 29, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    You dont want a hoghspeed Train like in Germany… its all the time late

  • Reply Baba Ali August 29, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    what I don't understand is even if the freight train is your own and som other company is trying to use your lines to operate a passanger train, why the fuck would you give such high priority to a fuckin freight train?

  • Reply lygophile August 31, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    if your beat by Uzbekistan you know you suck.

  • Reply twistedyogert August 31, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I always thought that trains were more environmentally friendly then cars because if there were more trains then fewer cars would be on the roads. Am I right? I also thought that people take planes over long distances because planes are faster, 500mph vs 120mph.

  • Reply Philip Fabian September 3, 2019 at 4:27 am

    passenger trains suck but our freight train system is the envy of the world. It's simply how we're built and passenger trains cant really use freight lines effectively

  • Reply Paul Cheek September 4, 2019 at 3:34 am

    because US in Third World…

  • Reply Clare Atkinson September 4, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Hold up… this man said “Only an average of 72% of Amtrak’s trains arrive on time.” That isn’t a bad thing, that is more than half lol.

  • Reply Tony Mc and more 7878 September 5, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    you suck

  • Reply simiS52 September 9, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Lovely shot of a swiss trainstation at min 7 😀

  • Reply water flavored ice cream September 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    3:19 how long did it take to master that sentence

  • Reply Joe Mama September 11, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    This is how pathetic Amtrak American train system sucks.
    In California you can take a train from San Diego to Los Angeles. If I live in Orange County and want to travel north to Oakland. I would have to take a bus from the train station to Bakersfield then get on a train heading to Oakland. 14 Hours is estimated time of journey. In a car takes 6 hours.
    Amtrak is a fucking joke.
    You cannot take a train from L.A. to SanFrancisco…..there is no passenger train in existence that offers that.
    Really Amtrak is ghetto and pure trash.
    Fire the CEO

  • Reply alek September 12, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Don’t forget about our freight railroads, which literally have theme songs https://youtu.be/jSaZWhwjYmo

  • Reply infinitecanadian September 14, 2019 at 7:28 am

    There is talk of international high speed rail on a route from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle.

  • Reply Nisco Racing September 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Stuff will get better for trains, now the oil game is being outplayed!

  • Reply Jason September 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

    because Trump want a wall ????

  • Reply Tropical Railroad Productions TV network System September 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I want a bullet train in the USA who agrees with me

  • Reply Dingus Mccringeblerry September 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Nah your forgetting about Brown Streak. Those trains are so good that tanks and the military can’t destroy them

  • Reply Felix Beutin September 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    In Germany when you go to college you get a "Semester Ticket" Where you pay like a 100 euros or more per semester and you can ride as much as you want within your bundesland (equivalent to states)

  • Reply zondaintheair September 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    All those people died for nothing. Follow the money trail it will
    lead to a President.

  • Reply September 21, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Learn from ??

  • Reply Lombwolf September 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    What about hyperloop?

  • Reply L.C Marie September 25, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Excellent video, excellent content…

  • Reply L.C Marie September 25, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    7:55 "Neglected little brother" ???
    More like the Red-headed Stepchild

  • Reply Corey Murray September 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    RAILWAYS ARE NO GOOD TURN THEM INTO ROADS PULL THEM UP TURN THEM INTO ROADS

  • Reply Eric Watkins September 27, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    The US has a great and extensive rail transport network. It just overwhelming transports freight instead of people. Which is a much better use for a train.

  • Reply Kasen Ratliff September 30, 2019 at 5:38 am

    In alaska, trains are awesome, but also usually have a top speed of around 59mhp and cruise 45…. and 400 dollars a ticket from anchorage to sewerd

  • Reply Szymon Kasperczak October 2, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Vendover: only 72% of trains arrive on time

    Poland: hold my beer

  • Reply Opinions are inevitable October 3, 2019 at 2:20 am

    america has a economy of 84.9 Trillion dollars and and half of some of it goes to the millitary

    seems reasonable

  • Reply GrigoreFtw October 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Trains sucks in romania to

  • Reply Showdown October 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Ameri…………caca!!!

  • Reply Xros Heart Federation October 6, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I'm surprised Japan's Railway was not mentioned, even China

  • Reply jj October 6, 2019 at 2:13 am

    got an amtrack ad

  • Reply Mr Bulletz October 6, 2019 at 6:42 am

    In nyc everyone use the train

  • Reply Trax Master October 7, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Everyone, don't listen to that narrator because he's a lier

  • Reply Sonia Villanueva October 8, 2019 at 12:49 am

    The Acela is now depeessed

  • Reply Adrian Motley October 8, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Amtrak is amazing! This video is wrong

  • Reply pasCui588 October 12, 2019 at 10:29 am

    USA is not the only country in America, stupid european

  • Reply Kaushal Maurya October 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

    You need to do one on Indian Railways..

  • Reply twisted whiskers October 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Hyper loop

  • Reply Louie Maris Gregorio October 14, 2019 at 10:20 am

    YouTube: Why Trains Suck In America?

    Philippines: Am I a joke to you?

  • Reply Extremelyboi The gamer October 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Thats just bad murica the normal finnish train can go half the country in like 4 h

  • Reply YaMumsRolling Pin October 14, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Trains in Russia > trains in America

  • Reply Mohd Nadeem October 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Sheldon Cooper wants to know your location ….

  • Reply Atomic_Typh00n October 15, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Because America is corrupt. -.-

  • Reply Angi UwU October 15, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Love this video! Because of you I make an idea for a normal train line in the US. Small tip though; I think he Dutch train company NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) needs some glamour too. I'm from the Netherlands and…. No offense to SNCF but, train tickets cost NOTHING in the Netherlands. As a citizen, I have a pass that I can use for every sort of public transport. For example: It takes 45 min. on my bike to reach my school. But if it rains really bad, I take the bus. It's ruffly 25 minutes to school.
    You can buy a ticket for public transport for 1 day for, like, 8 euros. And if some of you tourists are at the airport in Amsterdam, theres a trainstation underground!

    Sorry for the long text and bragging about the public transport in my country (We don't even have a fckin high speed rail yet), but this was my comment

  • Reply d s October 16, 2019 at 6:47 am

    compare it to indian trains. and they dont even complain.

  • Reply Malaquias Alfaro October 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    2:08 is that Yosemite?

  • Reply TriscuitBiscuit October 18, 2019 at 10:52 am

    It's good that there aren't many high speed lines because none of us would of ever been able to beat that mission in San Andreas

  • Reply Cinnamon October 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    As an ethnic Russian, who lives in a country next to Russia, I can confirm, that we have better trains than America, and we don't have trains from one part of the city to the other.

  • Reply Squirrel October 19, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    America sucks in America

  • Reply Internet Cop Guy Idk October 19, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Canada:

    Slowly back away

  • Reply CamB2k18 YT October 19, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    4:26; As coming from Cornwall, Id like to say that our journeys never have delays cause we dont have many freight trains but on occasion we often have lateness dued to maintence recently.

  • Reply just WOW October 20, 2019 at 10:24 am

    6:19

    Texas High Speed Rail: Hey brightline did you hear what the dude said?
    Brightline: Sure did!
    Acela Express 2.0: I'm about to end this mans whole career in 2021… ?

    California High Speed Rail: "TRY ME BITCH!"

  • Reply Iain MacRae October 20, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Lol the amount of Americans getting defensive in the comments

  • Reply vcokltfre October 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hahahahahahahahaha you think America is bad?? Try Wales with Arriva or TFW, the trains are reliably late, often cancelled completely, priced quite high for the distance travelled, and are slow, old and noisy
    Edit: forgot to mention the extreme overcrowding when a train has just 2 carriages

  • Reply SharkyCartel Railway October 20, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    There are freight trains witch practically run the economy

  • Reply SharkyCartel Railway October 20, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    And actually 60-70% of freight especially heavy stuff is moved by train

  • Reply Funny Memes October 21, 2019 at 1:42 am

    3:21 Is he French?

  • Reply Geoffreynij 2004 October 21, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    *Laughs in european*

  • Reply stxr- October 21, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Why do people bully our slow growing Transit

  • Reply bunnyfreakz October 23, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Despite the fact using high speed train will reduce a journey by half, american still think they shouldn't building flashy rail train system.

  • Reply Doug Grinbergs October 24, 2019 at 7:29 am

    3:24 interesting numbers comparison​: U.S. 319 million/300 trips/day vs France/SCNF 66 million/14,000 trips/day

  • Reply Shauna Kelly October 26, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    The best train I’ve ever been on was with DB in Germany. The train was almost 4 and a half hours from Munich to Berlin, 650km and arrived on time exactly to the minute

  • Reply Jeff Demition October 27, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I mean union pacific and bnsf also known santa fe are one of the older railroads. union pacific bought a lot of railroads like Southern Pacific and more thats why most of the rails are owned by union pacific or bnsf (Santa fe)

  • Reply Ojciec Brał mnie na kolana October 27, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Damn.

  • Reply hogus bogus October 28, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    basically i could list these reasons about it, there are many
    1. [biggest one]: lack of will; there's no will from the government to fix any of these issues, and public attention is only STARTING to crop up.
    2. wobbly-windy tracks; the tracks are mostly old cargo tracks that wind around, which causes hindrances in speed.
    3. cargo rail; cargo rail is a pretty big and powerful force in america and is actually the No.1 rail system around the world. unfortunately, this fares very very badly for passenger rail, which is not even close to number one, DESPITE the fact america is far ahead of most of the rest of the world. essentially, priority is given to cargo before passengers, which means goods are cheap but actually going places is not so much.
    4. minimum wages; america is a very high income country, and it's minimum wage is at $9 an hour, which is far more than enough to cover the basic costs of living and then some. this is overall good except for the fact that jobs aren't as available or economical. so it's less profitable to go to the trouble of building new lines than it is in other countries. i have a solution, but you should wait to hear it.
    5. DEBT.; america is the number one economy, and it probably does not come as a surprise that america has the number one debt. a lot has to do with american social/military spending patterns, which is to throw money at an issue until it goes away. sometimes this works, sometimes not…..
    the bottom line is america's treasury is unbalanced and wacky, which impacts the amount of money the govt can commit to such a project.
    6. wacky terrain and population; this one's farther down the list because it's less of a problem, but it still can make the project just that much harder, because it often leads americans to get entrenched against the concept because "looks too expensive" or some bull. it is understandable, but not really true. i mean japan did exactly that, so yeah….

    so how do we fix all of these problems?
    well, here's a solution i propose
    -spread awareness of the infrastructure gap
    -begin to straighten out rails slowly but surely to cut down the amount of speed-restrictions
    -take steps to do one of two things:
    a. reduce the power and influence of cargo rail
    b. build NEW rails in place of the old routes used by passenger rail companies but OWNED BY freight-rail companies
    -balance the budget by a variety of efforts such as
    a. lower tax rate and bring more foreign investors in to increase the population of the upper-class taxpayers and net more income for the federal govt.
    b. lower military and social spending, instead opting to commit an increasing amount of money to passenger rail services
    -begin deregulating freight trucking to lower costs of goods shipped by truck to offset any costs incurred by reducing the power and/or influence of cargo rail
    -take in immigrants [selective immigration can be applied if it helps to keep the streets safe] to lower the sparsity of population

  • Reply Daniel Santos October 29, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    At 5:01 my tablet kept thinking the narrator said “hey Siri” and would interrupt the video. Tried it several times and it always happened. Anyone else?

  • Reply aiden railfan October 30, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I hate that there's no passenger trains in mcallen.(there's only freight trains in McAllen)

  • Reply advancedGT LMGY November 1, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    greetings from poland earned a sub

  • Reply metty 214 November 1, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    America has a huge transport problem. Bad traffic and unsafe roads. Trains that are awalys late, And airlines with incredibly low standards. The video should be titled “why transport in America is a problem”

  • Reply Podunk Man November 3, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Because whole World is working for u and u have fuel for free? So u drive cars. Because u have parking lots everywhere so no problem to park cars? Because u aporeciate comfort so no mticultural trips in shitty trains? U can take our european shitty trains. Just give us your fantastic road infrastructure and price level of fueal. I will not cry for shitty trains.

  • Reply awesomeguy 180 November 4, 2019 at 12:25 am

    the reason passenger trains suck is that they have to share their rails with other slow freight trains

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