In the 20th century the Unites States built an Interstate Highway System that was admired by the world. The system signified excellence and contributed in shaping the United States into a world economic superpower. It was a time of national pride and when America led the way in advancements. Now though, the U.S. has failed to keep pace and while other top nations in Europe and Asia have built high-speed rail systems, America has not advanced. As the people of America watch their transportation system fall behind a movement has begun, led by an artist and activist named Alfred Twu.
Twu has constructed a map detailing exactly what a high-speed rail in America would look like. He began working on this map in 2009, when President Obama’s plan to build high-speed rail was unveiled. Twu has created a petition to the White House to fund such a system and after just a week, that White House petition already has 28,838 signatures.
Article by Adam Camara