Americans are driving less and less and Congress appears to be making plans to keep pace with the times and start expanding their funding of public transportation. The Transportation Department is asking for proposals to develop high-speed rail service along 10 corridors around the U.S. The Takeaway talks to Representative John Mica (R-FL), the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
"High speed rail is something the rest of the world has embraced, but the U.S. has fallen behind on."
— U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla) on why Congress is asking for proposals to develop high-speed rail service along 10 corridors in the U.S.