Yes, I know this is from FOX television, but the content is not partisan. Melissa Lafsky, of Infrastructurist.com, recently appeared on FOX to discuss the plans and the players behind the current administration’s push towards HSR.
Not much new here if you follow this stuff, but helpful for someone getting up to speed.
As an aside, notice how little mention is made of Amtrak. Surprise, surprise. Also, very little talk of how small the current $8 billion is in relation to what would need to be spent by 2015 or 2020, given the scope of the plans Lafsky details.
Hat tip: Trains for America