A high-speed rail from L.A. to Las Vegas? China says it’s partnering with U.S. to build

A high-speed rail from L.A. to Las Vegas? China says it’s partnering with U.S. to build

By JULIE MAKINEN AND DAN WEIKEL / latimes

For decades private developers and entrepreneurs have periodically announced bold plans to run high-speed trains between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

None have gotten anywhere because they lacked money or suffered other setbacks.

On Thursday, however, one long-discussed proposal appeared to gain some intriguing support.

Officials for XpressWest, which has been unable to secure adequate private investors in the United States or a $5.5-billion federal loan, announced that it had formed a partnership with China Railway International USA, a consortium led by China Railway, the national railroad of the People’s Republic of China…

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-vegas-la-chinese-high-speed-rail-20150917-story.html

*Featured pic by XpressWest

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