“This Memorandum of Understanding marks a critical milestone in our goal to connect the Los Angeles metropolitan area with the iconic entertainment destination of Las Vegas,” said Mike Reininger, CEO of Brightline Holdings. “This system will provide an optimal travel solution between Southern California and Las Vegas, and opens up the reality of emission-free, hospitality-focused high-speed rail service to millions of people traveling between these destinations every year.”
Progressive Railroading, Oct 20, 2021 —The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has released the legislative text of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (THUD) Appropriations bill, which would provide $13.5 billion for public transit and $3.4 billion for passenger-rail grants.
Press Release – October 20, 2021 —The California’s Intercity Rail Corridors Linking Everyone (CIRCLE) coalition will seek to educate federal lawmakers and intercity rail stakeholders on California’s growing intercity passenger system
Washington, DC – Today, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, and the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) announced the formation of California’s Intercity Rail Corridors Linking Everyone (CIRCLE), an advocacy coalition. The coalition will seek to educate federal policymakers on the unique nature of Amtrak state-supported services, raise awareness of California’s growing passenger rail system and proposed capital investments, and build stronger relationships with national intercity rail stakeholders.
Trains.com, October 14, 2021
Funds will restore 16 miles of track to reach the town of McGill and add a turntable there.