Biden plans to invest 10.7 trillion won to upgrade 10 major U.S. railroads

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Construction of high-speed rail between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in 2 hours and 10 minutes
Largest rail investment since Amtrak was founded 50 years ago
Promise to promote train travel on highways and automobile-oriented transportation systems
Revitalizing the local economy and promoting warming through the use of subways Reducing CO₂ emissions

U.S. President Joe Biden announced on the 8th (local time) that he will spend $8.2 billion ($8.2 billion) on 10 major passenger rail projects across the country, including accelerating the construction of a high-speed rail line in Las Vegas that could one day connect Nevada and California, and Los Angeles and San Francisco. Plans to invest KRW 758.4 billion are scheduled to be announced.

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The U.S. government said the 350.8-kilometer rail line connecting Las Vegas, about 65 kilometers east of Los Angeles, and Rancho Cucamonga, California, will one day transport more than 11 million passengers a year.

Supporters of the government’s plan say it could boost travel across the western United States, but critics say it is too expensive.

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The U.S. government is promoting a high-speed rail crossing California’s Central Valley. This high-speed rail will run at 354 km/h and run between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in 2 hours and 10 minutes, making it the first high-speed rail in the United States. They say it will be extended until.

President Biden promised to promote train travel in the U.S. transportation system, which has so far been comprised of automobile-based highway travel. This aims to revitalize the local economy and reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions, which promote global warming, by using trains instead of cars.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “Under President Biden, the United States will provide world-class passenger rail service,” adding, “The United States has underinvested in its rail system for decades, but we are turning it around. “The United States will make the largest railroad investment since the establishment of Amtrak about 50 years ago,” he said.

In addition, the United States is upgrading the railroad linking Virginia and North Carolina, and is also targeting a railroad connection between Richmond and Raleigh. Additionally, plans are being made to strengthen passenger service in Washington, improve rail bridges across the Potomac River to upgrade rail lines connecting western Pennsylvania and Maine, and significantly expand Chicago’s Union Station, the busiest in the country.

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Source: Donga

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