Posts Tagged ‘XpressWest’

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

Back in July it emerged that XpressWest’s federal loan application was being put on hold owing largely to concerns that the project would not meet federal Buy America rules. Nevada Senator Harry Reid vowed to work to save the project, and according to a radio interview he gave in Nevada last week, he is still […]

Sep 23rd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pledging that “it’s not over yet” when it comes to the XpressWest high speed rail project: Sen. Harry Reid will be doing some shuttle diplomacy with the White House next week to get things moving on a suspended federal loan application for the XpressWest high-speed rail […]

Jul 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The letter that Ray LaHood wrote to XpressWest to inform them their loan application review had been suspended has now surfaced. (Hat tip to Mike Rosenberg.) As you can see in the letter, which is embedded below, XpressWest was struggling to meet the federal government’s Buy America rules mandating domestic manufacturing for projects that use […]

Jul 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized