A high-speed bullet train from Southern California to Las Vegas is a step closer to reality.
- According to ABC7, Brightline, the company that will build the system, has announced a landmark labor agreement with the High-Speed Rail Labor Coalition, which is "compromised of 13 rail unions representing more than 160,000 freight, regional, commuter, and passenger railroad workers in the United States."
- The $10 billion investment is expected to create nearly 35,000 jobs during construction and over 1,000 permanent jobs once operational, according to a press release from Brightline.
- The fully-electric train will be able to travel 200 miles an hour.
- train will be able to travel 200 miles an hour.
- There will be stations near the Las Vegas Strip, Rancho Cucamonga, Apple Valley and Hesperia.
- Construction is set to begin later this year and may be completed by 2027.