Again Senator Harry Reid (D Nevada) shows just how stupid he really is. First of all his boss, the brilliant Barack Obama has told businesses that they better not be wasting their money going to Las Vegas.
Here is a news story from KTNV Las Vegas explaining just what Barack Obama said to damage the Economy in Las Vegas.
Now Senator Harry Reid want to “derail” a maglev project that would run from Anaheim, CA with one stop in Downtown Los Angeles and then continue to Las Vegas.
Here is the reason I am writing about this. I live in Los Angeles and I used to live in Las Vegas. I was always amazed that Amtrak Train service was terminated on May 10, 1997. Now the only way to get to Las Vegas is by Amtrack bus. Ok did you ever ride for 6 hours in a bus. Not a the most elegant way to travel. All it would take would be two trains a day going each way in the morning and the evening. Not a lot to asks.
I have seen this project on the board since the 80’s. There was always a model of it in the lobby of the old Las Vegas Convention Center. The plan was to have a high speed train that would take maybe 2 to 3 hours to go from Anaheim to Las Vegas. If this was in place then a family could go to the Anaheim resorts for a few days making that home base and then take a short train ride to Las Vegas for a few days and then return to Anaheim. or do this the opposite way making Las Vegas home base.
But now Harry Reid wants the train to start in Las Vegas and terminate in Victorville, CA
This where the train would stop instead of going to the where the second map will show.
This is where the train should be routed. This map represents a direct route not stopping in Los Angeles.
Here is what the route would look like if it stopped in Las Angeles.