Brightline West High-Speed Rail Project Receives $25 Million in Federal Funding

As mentioned in KTNV Las Vegas, June 28, 2023, the Brightline West high-speed rail project is continuing to gain steam. The U.S Department of Transportation announced the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, in partnership with Brightline West, is receiving a $25 million federal grant. That’s to design and build stations in Victor Valley and Hesperia as part of the project between Las Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga. In April, the Nevada Department of Transportation and Brightline West applied for $3.75 billion from the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Project. The program, which is authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, makes funding available for projects that expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service. Brightline West officials are projecting the train could lead to people taking more than 11 million trips every year, which takes three million cars off the road. They add it will eliminate more than 400,000 tons of carbon emissions every year. According to Brightline West, the company’s overall investment also includes more than $800 million in roadway improvements along Interstate 15.

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