Skip to comments.A high-speed rail from L.A. to Las Vegas? China says it's partnering with U.S. to build
Posted on 09/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT by don-o
A long-discussed high-speed rail project linking Southern California and Las Vegas will be built by a U.S.-China joint venture, Chinese officials said Thursday, though many details about the agreement remained hazy.
Announcement of cooperation on the XpressWest project adjacent to the 15 Freeway comes days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinpings state visit to the United States. Financial terms of the agreement, and the cost of the project, were not immediately clear.
XpressWest, a private venture formerly called DesertXpress, has been under discussion since at least 2007. Chinese officials described the project as a 230-mile train linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles, though XpressWest's website says the route is planned as 185 miles from Vegas to Victorville, 85 miles northeast of downtown L.A.
XpressWest agreed this month to form a joint venture with China Railway International USA Co. to build and operate the railway, Shu Guozeng, deputy head of the government's Office of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, said at a news conference Thursday, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. Shu claimed the project could begin construction as early as September 2016.
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This makes a lot more sense than the existing Train To Nowhere project in CA.
The Chinese built much of the last railway out of California.
why? and why with china?
And then a little islamo pre pubic punk inserts a time delay clock with a loaded charge midstream ...
"Dock that Chink a days' pay for nappin' on the job."
It will go right through Rock Ridge, I’ll bet.
The Chinese have a long history of building railroads in California! Maybe it’s a ‘heritage’ thing...
Is this a vital commerce route or something?
That would actually be useful...
Let’s send more people to a desert citey to which water must be imported.
Lake Mead is pretty tapped out.
Are all those people going to bring water with them?
Four passenger cars, one tank car?
It is for the Las Vegas casinos.
I would like to see Chinese “Best Management Practices” in a project like that.
Corrupt managers get taken to the ditch and shot, or get mobbed and beat up by their employees.
Not only do you hit more retirees who might want to hop a train to go gamble in Vegas (as well as more young couples who might want to weekend it out there), but you actually reach some industry and corporations who might also use the route.
I guess the only positive is that they skip the San Andreas fault zone by ending in Victorville - then again, there's more inland faults that can cause significant damage along that route.
Estimated final cost of the train to nowhere in the desert is $120 billion. I have been tracking this scam for years now. For $120 billion you could purchase a new Toyota for each and every family unit in California or even better, build enough desalination plants to meet all of California’s domestic water needs. Fienstien’s husband is prime contractor. Jerry Brown is also part of the scam. The same Jerry Brown talking about running for Dem president in 2016
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