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Brightline High-Speed Railway Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas Acquires $3 Billion in Federal Funding


Brightline High-Speed Railway Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas Acquires $3 Billion in Federal Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV – The long-gestating high-speed railway system between Las Vegas and Southern Los Angeles just got a significant boost this week when U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced that $3 billion in federal funding has been secured to begin construction of the project.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is providing the new funding for the Brightline West high-speed rail system, which according to Senator Rosen, will “help bolster Southern Nevada’s tourism economy and reduce congestion on the Interstate 15 corridor.”

This historic high-speed rail project will be a game changer for Nevada’s tourism economy and transportation. It’ll bring more visitors to our state, reduce traffic on the I-15, create thousands of good paying jobs, and decrease carbon emissions, all while relying on local union labor,” Senator Rosen said. “For decades, Nevadans have heard about the benefits of high-speed rail, and I’m proud to have led the charge for months to push the U.S. Department of Transportation to secure critical funding to make this a reality. I’ll always fight to support Nevada’s tourism economy and create good-paying, union jobs.”

Brightline Founder and Chairman, Wes Edens, thanked the Biden Administration for the financial assistance that will finally bring the frequently-stalled high-speed railway system to life.

We’re honored and humbled in the confidence President Biden, Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Rosen and so many others have placed in Brightline’s vision to bring true high-speed rail to America,” he said. “This is a historic moment that will serve as a foundation for a new industry, and a remarkable project that will serve as the blueprint for how we can repeat this model throughout the country. We’re ready to get to work to bring our vision of American made, American built, world class, state-of-the-art high speed train travel to America.”

With the groundbreaking originally announced to take place back in 2020, the Brightline project, once completed, will take the form of a 34-mile stretch of track in Nevada running along Interstate 15 and ending at a station located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

This line would be fed by several lines from various locations in California, resulting in a total of approximately 185 miles of track overall. Travelers from Las Vegas would be able to continue from the system to Los Angeles via the Metrolink, which would effectively link Las Vegas with L.A. via a 75-minute trip.

Brightline is boasting that the railway could be responsible for removing “millions” of cars from the I-15, which would go a long way towards reducing pollution.

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Christopher Boyle is an investigative journalist for SEARCHEN NETWORKS® and reports for independent news and media organizations in the United States. Christopher helps keep a keen-eye on what's happening in the Las Vegas Nevada community on behalf of Shelter Realty Inc.