Bullet trains are go! Recovery Act spurs construction of high-speed rail projects nationwide

All aboard! It was announced on January 28 that California, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Washington have been given the green light to start construction on high-speed railways that will cut down travel time and make traveling from city-to-city, or even city-to-state, much more accessible -- in a fashion similar to the bullet trains in Japan and Europe.

"Through the Recovery Act, we are making the largest investment in infrastructure since the Interstate Highway System was created, putting Americans to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, and waterways for the future," said President Obama in a White House Statement.