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US Infrastructure Plan Spurs Talk Of Vegas-LA Rail Service

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Proposed federal infrastructure funding has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997.

They're also examining a high-speed rail line along the Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville, California. But questions remain.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion jobs bill would finance Amtrak's plan to expand service nationwide and launch multiple new routes, including one between southern Nevada and Southern California.

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The measure might also provide funding for Brightline West's project to have trains whisking at up to 200 miles per hour on a route generally along the congested interstate.