The Obama administration has been pushing for major high speed rail investment. So far, the U.S. has invested $7 billion in the technology. In China, the country has spent $309 billion on building a futuristic bullet train system.
For years, the state of Washington has lured tourists to the Pacific Northwest with images of snow-capped mountains and Orca whales. But with a state budget fight in store, that marketing has come to an abrupt end.