New high speed rail cooperation between California and Nevada

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Federal transportation secretary Ray LaHood is meeting in Las Vegas Thursday afternoon with US Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada. La Hood told KPCC’s AirTalk that the two will formally announce a project Southland travelers may welcome.

Ray LaHood: "The state of Nevada will collaborate and be a part of the California regional proposal and that his idea would be to collaborate on a high speed rail line that would run from Las Vegas to Victorville and that could deliver people from Victorville either to California or from California to Las Vegas."

About half the visitors to southern Nevada come from California. Last year voters in this state endorsed a $10 billion bond measure to support high-speed rail between Southern and Northern California. The rail projects will still need more money, and it may be at least a decade before the first passengers get on board.