How Does Rail Travel in the U.S. Stack Up with the Rest of the World?

(I have computer problems and will be working for the next several days on an old laptop, so am temporarily opting for posts with minimal elements. Besides, this certainly makes the point, doesn’t it!))

Sad, but true. And, as they say on TV, “But wait! There’s more!” Spain has now linked most of her major cities with a high-speed rail system. In fact, they’re building a high-speed rail line in — Ready? — Uzbekestan!