It's about time we got moving on high-speed rail here in North America:
President Obama laid out a sweeping vision for high-speed rail in this country yesterday. Obama has already secured $8 billion in funding in the stimulus bill and plans to pursue another $5 billion over the next 5 years.
Worldchanging has a detailed discussion of the announcement, and highlighted this quote attributed to Daniel Hudson Burnham
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.