That trip might take just 37 minutes by 2040, officials say.
Amtrak wants to build a high-speed corridor between Boston and Washington, DC.
Major improvements proposed by the U.S. passenger railroad will "transform the travel landscape in the Northeast," Amtrak said in a report.
The 438-mile-long rail line could handle trains going 220 miles per hour.
Right now, Amtrak's Acela trains travel, on average, at 84 miles per hour.
Travel times from New York to either Boston or Washington, D.C. would take about 94 minutes.
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