Hold up, Desert Xpress! Via the Las Vegas Sun: "The competition between two proposed high-speed trains running from Las Vegas to Southern California ignited anew today after federal authorities announced $45 million for the maglev project that had lost key political support earlier this year. Gov. Jim Gibbons backs the magnetic levitation rail project that critics say relies on a technology that is unproven in this country and too costly. He announced the federal planning funds." Meanwhile, you'll remember that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dropped his support for the proposed Anaheim-Las Vegas maglev train, throwing it to the Victorville to Las Vegas DesertXpress train. More: "This project will put Nevadans to work and will help bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st century,” Gibbons told the newspaper. This should also help quiet those people who seemed as though they might sue over the dropped maglev funds.
· High-speed rail competition heats up with new funding [Las Vegas Sun]
· Curbed Poll: MagLev or High Speed Rail [Curbed LA]