High-Speed Rail

Tax Credit for High Speed Rail Project to Bring Maintenance Facility to Apple Valley

According to the Victorville Daily Press, April 27, 2020, the recent approval of a tax credit meant to help businesses grow in California will bring local construction of a vehicle maintenance facility for Brightline’s high-speed rail line, according to officials involved in the project. Ben Porritt, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Brightline, said approval of the California Competes Tax Credit will allow the vehicle maintenance facility to be built near the train station that will run from Apple Valley to Las Vegas. “The VMF is where the company’s high-speed rail trainsets will be maintained, serviced and/or repaired on a daily basis,” Porritt said in a statement. “The VMF will be approximately 200,000 square feet with a working area situated on 60 acres.” The VMF is expected to employ more than 100 highly skilled employees with an average salary of $100,000, according to Porritt.

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