Brightline West to break ground this week on Las Vegas-to-SoCal high-speed rail project

Brightline West to break ground this week on Las Vegas-to-SoCal high-speed rail project

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  • Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 20, 2024 2:06 PM
  • Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Brightline West plans to break ground next week on its Las Vegas-to-Southern California high-speed train system.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join Brightline founder Wes Edens and federal, state and local officials from Nevada and California on Monday at the planned Las Vegas station site for a ceremony kicking off construction on the 218-mile rail line.

It will be a major milestone in the project that has been talked about in various iterations for over a decade, with no action occurring over that span.

“This is the physical action that we’ve been waiting for, for decades, finally bringing high-speed rail between Las Vegas and Southern California,” said Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft.