Antoine Simon and his National Railroad Project
One of the major goals of President Antoine Simon was to build a railroad linking Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian.
To make this possible, Antoine Simon contracted with American companies such as "MacDonald Contract" to build a railway line between Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien. Included in that contract was the cultivation and export of sugar and bananas by the Haitian American Sugar Company. That same contract led to the paving of streets and electrification of Port-au-Prince which facilitate car transportation in Haiti.