This is an offshoot of the Southwest Airline thread. :b The idea is that these trains, which float on a cushion of electro-magnetic repulsion, and can reach speeds of up to 500kph (about 350mph), can be a good alternative mass transit option to air travel. *It is said that by 2025, the airport system in The U.S. will be so clogged with gridlocked air traffic, that fewer than 25% of flights will ever be on time. *Also, with the increased security measures in place at American airports, the time wasted just in terminals is going to outweigh any time savings that the actual flight would give the average passenger, over a train that can commute from Chicago to Milwaukee in about an hour. I'm not talking about buying French TGVs, or Japanese Bullets, but leapfrogging both with a new rail system, based on technology that is being pioneered by the Germans, for installation in the U.S. and Canada, eventually down into Mexico. I'm off to search for facts and figures about it.