said by DC2NYC :
Uh, while the Acela isn't hi-speed like in Europe or Asia, it does run in the 120-140 mph range, not 65 mph.
Trip times are determined by average speed -- not maximum speed.
Acela travels at a maximum speed of 150 mph from Boston to New York. But it takes 3.5 hours to travel the 231 mile distance. Average speed: 66 mph.
The 110 mph rail lines in Michigan do indeed support speeds of "up to" 110 mph. Average speed: 41 mph.
But cheer up! Next time your train is crawling along at 30 mph in the Baltimore tunnels (built in 1873), think about how much better you feel with 11 aircraft carriers instead of 10.