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.

The business has won four major U.S. railway car contracts. It is currently pursuing a Metro contract worth more than $1 billion to build around 800 of their newest railroad cars.

There aren’t any U.S. transit railroad car manufacturers.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com