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DesertXpress high-speed rail: A gamble or good thing?

(Source: Associated Press, March 23, 2012)

LAS VEGAS — On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas. Privately held DesertXpress is on the verge of landing a $4.9 billion loan from the Obama administration to build the 150 mph train, which could be a lifeline for a region devastated by the housing crash or a crap shoot for taxpayers weary of Washington spending.

Full story: Arizona Daily Sun

Monday, March 26, 2012

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