Funding for Las Vegas Maglev Instead Going to Highway Construction

A $45 million federal earmark to help fund a maglev train between Los Angeles and Las Vegas is instead going to widening a freeway connection to the airport.
March 22, 2010, 8am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the announcement, saying that the decision had been made because of the greater impact on job creation.

"State transportation department officials said they didn't specifically request money be diverted from the maglev project, but they were happy the funds would go to a road project.

'Any bill that brings construction jobs to Nevada is good news,' NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder said."

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Published on Saturday, March 20, 2010 in Las Vegas Sun
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