This is a picture of a bullet train that Japan was using in the ’70s. (Photo by Ben Salter.)

Continuing the recent trend of zombies in the news: High-speed rail in America isn’t dead after all.

This morning, Amtrak released a proposal for a $151 billion high-speed line in the Northeast. From Talking Points Memo:

The proposed high-speed rail line would travel at top speeds of 220 miles-per-hour in some sections and be able to deliver passengers from Washington, D.C. to Boston in a little over 3 hours.