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Why Would US Hire a Chinese Firm To Help Build a Bullet Train From LA to Las Vegas?

21st Century Wire says…

This latest announcement is certain to raise eyebrows, particularly on the 2016 Trump trail…

According to the LA Times, “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.”

Q: For such a ground-breaking and historic legacy project, why would the US need to employ a Chinese firm to built it?

Mashable

China Railway International USA and XpressWest have agreed to build a high-speed train line connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

1-China-XpressWest-Train-SMScheduled to begin construction as early as September 2016, the $100 million initial investment is one of the first planned high-speed trains in the southwest U.S.

“With the environmental review process complete, all required federal right-of-way approvals in place, and having received the necessary licensing and approvals to construct and operate, XpressWest will provide a foundation for high speed rail infrastructure in the Southwest Corridor,” XpressWest stated on its website.

Traveling at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, the journey between the two destination cities will take a mere 80 minutes. Along the way, it will make stops in Victorville, Nevada and Palmdale, California with service throughout the Los Angeles area…

Continue this article at Mashable

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