High-Speed Rail

Las Vegas to California High Speed Rail Gets $3 Billion Federal Grant

According to Yahoo News, December 5, 2023, the Biden administration announced $3 billion in funding for the Brightline West rail project, covering a quarter of the cost for a high-speed rail line planned to run from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. A bipartisan group of lawmakers from Nevada and California have pushed for the federal grant for months, pitching Brightline West as a needed economic driver. The $3 billion grant is funded from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Sen. Jacky Rosen said. Brightline, the only private passenger rail company operating high-speed service in the country, requested $3.75 billion for the project out of an estimated $12 billion cost. Advocates hope the project can better connect Las Vegas to California with cheaper transportation, relieve traffic and cut emissions.

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