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Despite funding issues, projections good for Las Vegas/SoCal HSR

Posted on August 9, 2017

XpressWest is the high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California. Photo: XpressWest
XpressWest is the high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California. Photo: XpressWest

LAS VEGAS — Despite funding issues, projections are positive for XpressWest, the high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

According to a study, the high-speed rail project could draw about 21% of the total travel market by 2024 and 27% of the market by 2050 — 1.4 million travelers — and bring in $1.6 billion in revenue, the report said.

With the uncertain climate under the Trump administration, encouraging foreign investment in the U.S. is a way to gain funding, XpressWest officials said.

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