Senators threaten Metro Financing over Chinese Producer
Federal lawmakers say they will approve badly needed funding for the transit program of Washington, but if it avoids buying new railroad cars.
The Washington Post reported Saturday the U.S. Senators from Virginia and Maryland proposed the idea in new laws. It reflects growing worries that China’s state-owned rail company make the system vulnerable to cyberespionage and could hurt American manufacturers.
Dave Smolensky, spokesman for the China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, ignored the espionage concerns. The business also stated the U.S. ought to be boosting competition.
There aren’t any U.S. transit railroad car manufacturers.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com