The Federal Railroad Administration says to be patient:
With the successful completion of the original phases of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) Improvement Project offering Amtrak’s maximum 150 mph Acela train service between Washington, New York, and Boston, efforts to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail service have expanded beyond the NEC. However, just as the Interstate Highway System took 50 years to complete, the true potential of a fully integrated high-speed intercity passenger rail network will not be achieved or realized overnight.
Wait, the Acela to DC goes 150 mph? Does that include the traditional unexplained hour-long stoppage five miles outside of Trenton?