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U.S. still struggling with high-speed rail

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A picture taken on August 11, 2011 show a CRH380BL bullet train sitting at Beijing south railway station. State-owned Chinese train manufacturer China CNR Corp said it is recalling 54 of its CRH380BL bullet trains being used on a new high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai because of "flaws". AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

Why has high-speed rail yet to gain traction in the United States? Ron Nixon of The New York Times talked with Take Two about the issue on Thursday’s show.

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