Could groundbreaking on Las Vegas-to-LA high-speed rail system be near?

Could groundbreaking on Las Vegas-to-LA high-speed rail system be near?

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 5, 2023 8:52 PM
  • Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal

A newly erected fence draped with Brightline West advertising could signal that work on the long-talked-about $12 billion Las Vegas to Southern California high-speed rail system could soon get underway.

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The fencing lines a small portion of 110 acres where the planned Las Vegas station, located on south Las Vegas Boulevard between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond roads, would be constructed.

Artists renderings of Brightline trains and slogans such as “California Dreamin,’” “So Fast to So Cal,” “The Coast Is Clear” and “A Brighter Ride is Here,” are featured on the tarps laid over the fencing. The fencing addition marks Brightline’s first official movement on the site.