Private/Public Partnership to Create High Speed Rail From Las Vegas to Southern California.

No one—except for government, the unions and special interests want the High Speed Rail boondoggle. This is the train for nobody, that is totally unsustainable and goes no where—since there isn’t any money to build this fraud. At the same time a private/public partnership is forming to build a High Speed train from Southern California to Las Vegas—and this makes economic sense.

“A high-speed train to Las Vegas took another step toward to reality last week as the Nevada Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Brian Sandoval to establish the Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority.

The agency would select a firm to construct and operate a high-speed train from Las Vegas to Southern California and oversee construction if Senate Bill 457 becomes law. The bill passed both (Nevada) legislative chambers last week with only one dissenting vote.”

This is what happens when the private sector believes in a project. After close to 15 years, there is NO financing for the California choo-choo. Not a dime from any private firms. The real world does not believe in the Central Valley train—no one does—except those making money from the scam.

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Nevada joins the high-speed rail bandwagon with plans for Vegas, SoCal link

Allen Young, Sacramento Business Journal, 5/26/15

A high-speed train to Las Vegas took another step toward to reality last week as the Nevada Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Brian Sandoval to establish the Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority.

The agency would select a firm to construct and operate a high-speed train from Las Vegas to Southern California and oversee construction if Senate Bill 457 becomes law. The bill passed both legislative chambers last week with only one dissenting vote.

XpressWest, a private rail company, has proposed a bullet train from Las Vegas to Victorville in California, where it would connect to other rail systems. The trip would last 80 minutes, with trains traveling at speeds up to 150 miles per hour, the company reports on its website.

Financing for the $6.9 billion project is in final stages, the company reports, with money coming from a mix of private investment and federal grants.

The counties of Los Angeles and San Bernardino have adopted resolutions supporting the project, XpressWest said. The Nevada project also has early support from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, said spokeswoman Lisa Alley.

“We are still exploring opportunities to connect the two systems,” Alley wrote in an email.

Last year, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales wrote that a connection to Las Vegas “would provide tremendous benefits for the (Los Angeles) region, both in terms of travel and (greenhouse gas) reductions.” The comment was part of letter written in a June 2014, which outlined the California trains’ environmental benefits to Democratic Sen. Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills.

 

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  1. The gamble on the Vegas to La rail sounds more probable than this unwanted Ca rail to benefit the Flakes legacy and enhance the union coffers…..that’s a real trade off is it not?…..Something for nothing and the chicks for free…

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