Brightline, the only private passenger rail company in the U.S., could begin construction of its high-speed train from Las Vegas by early 2023 as U.S. regulators start reviewing an extension that would connect it to a Los Angeles suburb.
FOX-5 KVVU TV, December 19, 2021
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is confident California Gov. Gavin Newsom is committed to making the rail a reality, and that they both were anxious to get the project rolling. “We’re both working with Brightline as it relates to the high-speed train. I was down in Florida to actually ride the train … It’s impressive what they’re doing, and we’re working on certain rideaway issues with the Brightline folks,” Sisolak said. “I know the [Gov. Gavin Newsom] is committed to it. I’m certainly committed to it. Anything we can do to relieve the congestion and help the citizens of both states, is something we’re anxiously working toward.”