Feds will give Amtrak’s Acela a $4.5 Million PER-SECOND upgrade

The Department of Transportation announced Monday that the government will spend $450 million upgrading a 24-mile stretch of rail between Trenton and Brunswick, New Jersey, on the busy Northeast Corridor to allow Amtrak’s signature Acela trains to reach 160 miles-per-hour.

The speed-limit increase would save about one minute and forty seconds, Bloomberg reports — meaning the upgrade will cost about $4.5 million per-second.

An additional $295 million will be spent to separate Amtrak trains from Long Island Rail Road trains in Queens — to speed travel times north from Manhattan.

Full story: Feds Will Give Amtrak’s Acela A $4.5 Million PER-SECOND Upgrade.