Reid To Make High-Speed Rail Announcement 10-13-2010 - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Reid To Make High-Speed Rail Announcement 10-13-2010

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is scheduled to discuss the future of high-speed rail in Nevada at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Democrat is expected to make a “major announcement” that will means thousands of jobs for Nevada, but it’s unknown whether that will mean a rail project is ready to break ground.
Reid will be joined by Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is also in town for the Western High-Speed Rail Alliance Conference at the Vdara hotel.
Democrats view high-speed rail projects as a critical piece in their overall plan to revive the economy and repair the nation’s infrastructure.
In southern Nevada, however, the debate continues over what kind of train, if any, should be built, and who’s going to pay for it.
Reid has been criticized for his support of the DesertXPress, a privately funded high-speed rail that will run first from Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif., before a second leg is built connecting it to Palmdale, Calif.
The train’s main competitor has been a Maglev proposal that would also run from Las Vegas to California.
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