Reid backs off support for Maglev train, backs Desert Xpress

06/10/2009 | Las Vegas Sun

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., reversed his support of a magnetic levitation train to Las Vegas in favor of a fast train called the Desert Xpress. The privately financed Desert Xpress would connect Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif. Reid thinks the Desert Xpress has made considerably more progress than the Maglev, which received $45 million in federal funds for planning.

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