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California High-Speed Rail Authority Receives Federal Regulatory Authority to Construct Initial Segment of Passenger Rail System

Yesterday, the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) authorized the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct the initial 65-mile segment of its passenger train system between Merced and Fresno, California.  The system will eventually connect the major population centers of the state on over 800 miles of rail lines, operating at speeds up to 220 … Continue Reading

DesertXpress High-Speed Passenger Rail Line Receives Construction and Operating Authority From STB

Today, DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC (“DXE”), a group of private investors, received authority from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) to construct and operate a 190-mile dedicated high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas, NV and Victorville, CA.  Once the line is constructed, trains will operate at up to 150 miles per hour and provide an … Continue Reading