SoCal To Vegas High-Speed Train One Step Closer To Reality
Business moguls, Las Vegas casino executives, and high-ranking politicians have been talking about it for years. Many have tried, but failed, to build a high-speed railway system connecting Southern California and Las Vegas. However, Brightline has now secured $3 billion dollars in federal funding to build that high-speed train.
Brightline’s Plans For New High-Speed Train
At this point in time, Brightline is already operating a high-speed train service in South Florida. That railway system, Brightline Florida, connects Miami to Orlando. That route includes “stops in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura.” That’s according to GoBrightline.com. Now, this same company is creating Brightline West in order to build a rail system connecting Southern California and Las Vegas.
According to BrightlineWest.com, the proposed high-speed train will cover 218 miles of track. The purpose is to get more cars off the road and relieve the congestion on I-15 between the two locations. I’m sure you saw news reports of the long backups on that freeway after Formula One weekend and Thanksgiving weekend.
Moreover, this will be an all-electric railway system, similar to the one currently operating in South Florida. In fact, Brightline boasts that these trains can travel at speeds in excess of 186 miles per hour. Of course, plans call for a state-of-the-art train station in Las Vegas. The proposed station will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard South between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond Road. That’s per an article by Justin Walker on 8NewsNow.com.
The Brightline West train expects to make stops along the way in “Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Rancho Cucamonga.” Furthermore, the stop in Rancho Cucamonga easily connects with “Southern California’s regional Metrolink service, allowing for seamless connectivity into downtown Los Angeles and beyond.” That’s all per BrightlineWest.com.
Brightline Overcomes Major Hurdle In Project Plans
Then today (Tuesday, December 5th), Democratic Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen revealed news that the Brightline high-speed train project gained $3 billion dollars in funding by way of the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.” That’s according to the article by Justin Walker on 8NewsNow.com.
That article goes on to quote Rosen’s press release, which states the proposed high-speed train system will “bolster tourism, create 35,000 good-paying jobs, ease traffic on Interstate 15, and reduce more than 400,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.”
Well, now that dream of a high-speed train connecting Southern California and Las Vegas is one step closer to becoming reality.
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