Nevada approves bonds to assist with XpressWest project

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The XpressWest project to build a 170-mile high-speed rail like from Apple Valley to Las Vegas received a boost Friday as the state of Nevada approved industrial development revenue bonds to assist with construction. The $200 million bonds can be leveraged for a value of up to $800 million.

The project also received approval for up to $750 million in bond allocation from the federal government, according to


In June, Caltrans entered into a lease agreement allowing XpressWest, a Brightline company, to use existing State right-of-way along Interstate 15 for high-speed passenger rail service between the Town of Apple Valley (near Victorville) and Las Vegas.

The proposed XpressWest project will construct a 170-mile long, electric high-speed passenger rail system that will run along I-15’s median protected by barriers. Approximately 135 miles of the system will be in California. The project will be privately financed.