LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to build a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas got a boost after the rail company in charge of the project received permission to build along Interstate 15.
XpressWest entered into a lease agreement with the California Department of Transportation to construct the rail line on I-15's median. Approximately 135 miles of the 170-mile rail system will be in California. The project will be privately financed.
It expects to first complete a link between Las Vegas and Victorville, California, with plans to eventually extend the line another 80 miles to Los Angeles.