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Towns debate impact of California-Las Vegas high-speed train

(Source: National Public Radio, April 30, 2012)

LOS ANGELES — A bullet train that would deliver tourists from southern California to the Las Vegas strip could be the nation's first high-speed rail system to break ground. The private company, DesertXpress, will soon learn whether it's going to receive a $4.9 billion federal loan for the project. The train's supporters and its critics have squared off over the familiar issues of jobs versus wasteful federal spending. The proposed train is also pitting two small towns against each other.

Full story: National Public Radio

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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