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Mon April 30, 2012

Towns Debate Impact Of L.A.-Las Vegas Bullet Train

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 7:18 pm

A bullet train that would deliver tourists from southern California to the Las Vegas strip could be the nation's first high-speed rail system to break ground. The private company, DesertXpress, will soon learn whether it's going to receive a $4.9 billion federal loan for the project. The train's supporters and its critics have squared off over the familiar issues of jobs versus wasteful federal spending. The proposed train is also pitting two small towns against each other.