Love “Mad Men” — and love high-speed rail? Get a double-dose of things you love by watching car-free Angeleno Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer of “Mad Men” talk teasingly about high-speed rail:

That’s a teaser for a video about high-speed rail coming Wednesday from U.S. PIRG — a public-interest advocacy group that promotes high-speed rail as a transportation solution. On its website, U.S. PIRG has rather prematurely dubbed the “Mad Men” piece a “viral video” — before it has even made its Internet debut.

On Wednesday, we'll find out if the video indeed goes viral. High-speed rail certainly is big news in itself these days — especially in California, where efforts to build a bullet train have widespread support — and some opposition from farmers and residents who live near the proposed rail line. California’s project got an extra funding boost when federal funds were diverted away from other high-speed projects in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Last week, Florida also rejected federal fundsCalifornia lawmakers have already expressed their interest in getting that money for the Golden State.

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