Posts Tagged ‘Nevada’

Big news out of Nevada today, where XpressWest has announced its funding deal with China is dead: Las Vegas-based XpressWest said the decision to end the relationship stemmed from problems with “timely performance” and challenges that the Chinese companies, grouped under a consortium called China Railway International (CRI), faced “obtaining required authority to proceed with […]

Jun 9th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is certainly big news – if not entirely unexpected. China has announced plans to help build the XpressWest high speed rail project that will, eventually, link Los Angeles to Las Vegas via Palmdale and Victorville: XpressWest agreed this month to form a joint venture with China Railway International USA Co. to build and […]

Sep 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The X Train, a conventional passenger train that would connect Southern California to Las Vegas along the old Amtrak Desert Wind route with a “party train” type of service, is negotiating with North Las Vegas for a train station site: “After reviewing many properties for our station in Southern Nevada, we have selected one in […]

Jul 1st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week we learned that two leading Congressional Republicans were trying to block approval of a $5.5 billion federal loan for the XpressWest high speed rail project that would connect Las Vegas to Victorville and eventually serve Los Angeles. This week, both of Nevada’s U.S. Senators – including Republican Dean Heller – rose to defend […]

Mar 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized