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Another $2.5 Billion For Brightline’s High-Speed Rail

The Brightline West’s high-speed rail project from Las Vegas to Southern California recently received a significant federal boost, with the U.S. Department of Transportation approving $2.5 billion in private activity bonding authority. Combined with the $1 billion approval in 2021 the total DOT approval is now $3.5 billion. This follows a $3 billion federal grant from the infrastructure bill. Spanning 218 miles along Interstate 15, the project aims for speeds of up to 186 mph, supporting track construction, job creation, and a high-speed rail corridor. Brightline plans to break ground this year, targeting system completion before the 2028 Olympics. Stations in Hesperia, Apple Valley, and Rancho Cucamonga, California, are part of the plan, benefiting tourism, creating jobs, easing Interstate 15 traffic, and cutting over 400,000 tons of carbon pollution annually.

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