I live in the UK but read a lot of Amtrak. We have proper 125mph high speed trains but the only high speed train in the US is the Acela express. Where as we have Class 390, Class 220, Class 221, Class 222, Class 395, Class 800 and 801 (in service 2018/9) will Amtrak get there foot down and do proper high speed trains and not slow trains that can only go 75mph? Amtrak say they are fast but I do not know if it is just me but they are awfully slow. I will give you links to Wikipedia on long distance Amtrak. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_AEM-7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /GE_Genesis The GE P42DC goes between Miami and New York. I do not know why people would not rather fly from MIA to JFK, EWR OR LGA Journey time between Miami and New York Amtrak: 28 Hours Plane: 3 Hours And 5 Minutes (Direct Operated by Frontier Airbus A320 Jet) So as you can see it is quicker.