A few days ago, California authorities stopped a project to develop a high-speed rail project. According to experts, this points to the swift struggle of the U.S. politicians with modern and innovative vehicles. According to Yahoo!News, this area of vehicles has weak political support, insufficient funding and other obstacles.
The railway was popular during the gold rush when the Americans studied the expanses of the country and massively visited the West. But today, the situation in America is different. Most Americans prefer to use airplanes or cars forgetting about trains. At the same time, freight companies refuse to share railway lines with passenger trains.
"Our Congress is not trying to provide funding for the railway industry. In addition, politicians are trying to prevent its development," the head of the US High Speed Rail Association, Andy Kunz said.
“China started spending millions and even billions of dollars on developing the world's largest high-speed network several years ago. America is not ready to enter this race,” Kunz added.
California Governor said Tuesday that plans to build a high-speed rail link between San Francisco and LA were halted. Officials cannot say, when it will resume, as the project requires a lot of money.
"We care about all Californians. Building a railroad service cannot begin now, because it requires a lot of money," the governor said.
California economy is the best in America. Locals have been waiting for the construction of a rail link between San Francisco and LA since 2008, when California received partial funding about $ 10 billion.
"The governor was forced to cancel this project, as California spent several billion dollars to develop other industries and eliminate natural disasters," Donald Trump tweeted.
California officials are confident that the project will resume soon, since most local residents have supported the construction of a high-speed railway, which is a means of reducing traffic jams and airports. The opposition says that this is a "bad" decision.
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