Las Vegas-Los Angeles high-speed rail system moves closer to federal funding

Las Vegas-Los Angeles high-speed rail system moves closer to federal funding

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Taylor Lane, Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 2, 2023 8:33 PM
  • Taylor Lane, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Clark County Commission approved a resolution that supports Brightline West and the Nevada Department of Transportation’s application for an intercity passenger rail grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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The grant could provide up to $3.75 billion to establish the passenger rail service, which is planned to be built along Interstate 15. Other costs would be paid by tax-exempt private activity bond allocations from Nevada and California, and private capital, the Review-Journal reported in April.

This commission vote comes after the Federal Railroad Administration last month determined that the project would cause no significant environmental impacts by extending into the Los Angeles area.