California Governor Schwarzenegger calls for development of high speed rail in the United States. In the video below he points out that the country's rail infrastructure is considerably underdeveloped compared to for example Europe. I believe the main reason for this the the excessive focus on the personal automobile and highway transport in the US. Since rail transport is more fuel efficient relative to highway transport, in the future of permanently high gasoline and diesel prices we as a nation are going to regret our choice. Rail is a way to save on gas at the national level which we are missing out on.