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Date: 04/21/24 11:44
LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: cph

That's tomorrow, folks. Anyone going?
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Brightline West plans to break ground next week on its Las Vegas-to-Southern California high-speed train system.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join Brightline founder Wes Edens and federal, state and local officials from Nevada and California on Monday at the planned Las Vegas station site for a ceremony kicking off construction on the 218-mile rail line.

It will be a major milestone in the project that has been talked about in various iterations for over a decade, with no action occurring over that span.

“This is the physical action that we’ve been waiting for, for decades, finally bringing high-speed rail between Las Vegas and Southern California,” said Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, whose district includes the area where the Brightline station will be constructed. “It will boost our economy, provide efficient transportation alternatives and continue the success of all that we have worked for — both for the economic engine of Nevada and the people that live here.”
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Brightline West Vegas-to-LA rail system groundbreaking set for Monday | Local Las Vegas | Local (reviewjournal.com)



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Date: 04/21/24 11:52
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: ts1457

Here we go! Hoping for a smooth ride.



Date: 04/21/24 12:51
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: cutboy1958

BIG  deal. Hope  for  complete  succes!!



Date: 04/21/24 13:28
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: BrynMawr

Good spin and grin for Earth Day.  That said, IMHO, building HSR in a clearly expanding market should be a good idea. 



Date: 04/21/24 16:24
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: PHall

cph Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> That's tomorrow, folks. Anyone going?
> --------------------------------------------------
> ---
>
> Brightline West plans to break ground next week on
> its Las Vegas-to-Southern California high-speed
> train system.
>
> Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join
> Brightline founder Wes Edens and federal, state
> and local officials from Nevada and California on
> Monday at the planned Las Vegas station site for
> a ceremony kicking off construction on the
> 218-mile rail line.
>
> It will be a major milestone in the project that
> has been talked about in various iterations for
> over a decade, with no action occurring over that
> span.
>
> “This is the physical action that we’ve been
> waiting for, for decades, finally bringing
> high-speed rail between Las Vegas and Southern
> California,” said Clark County Commissioner
> Michael Naft, whose district includes the area
> where the Brightline station will be constructed.
> “It will boost our economy, provide efficient
> transportation alternatives and continue the
> success of all that we have worked for — both
> for the economic engine of Nevada and the people
> that live here.”
> [...]
>
> Brightline West Vegas-to-LA rail system
> groundbreaking set for Monday | Local Las Vegas |
> Local (reviewjournal.com)


And nothing at all on any of the LA media...



Date: 04/21/24 16:50
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: Cumbresfan

And nothing at all on any of the LA media...

LA story:
https://www.foxla.com/news/las-vegas-california-high-speed-rail-project-brightline-west-breaking-ground

Lots of pickup of this story by other media, but as of the time of this post I don't see anything on Brightline West's web site.
https://www.brightlinewest.com/media/press-releases

 



Date: 04/21/24 20:20
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: atsf121

Very interesting, thanks for posting.



Date: 04/22/24 05:52
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: jcaestecker

I am predicting success -- Unlike Cali's HSR from nowhere to nowhere.  Will enjoy riding it in 2028.

-John 

 



Date: 04/22/24 12:30
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: coach

I hope this news is making California's HSR folks, and AMTRAK, sit up and realize they are failing in their efforts to "grow ridership in new corridors."   Gotta love it.



Date: 04/22/24 13:57
Re: LVRJ: Brightline West groundbreaking 4/22
Author: Cumbresfan

Brightline press release and link to video:

https://www.brightlinewest.com/media/press-releases/2024/brightline-west-breaks-ground-on-americas-first-high-speed-rail-project-connecting-las-vegas-to-southern-california

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/groundbreaking-for-brightline-west-high-speed-train/vi-AA1nsnfV

If you are interested in the project and haven't seen this video which covers the entire length of the project, it's depiction of the route and expected speed of the trains is well worth 25 minutes of your time:

The Brightline West HSR Route Rendered With Unreal Engine 5 (copy and paste the link) -
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXF_g_aq8vc
 



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