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Old 05-14-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Ok, I have a huge complaint about the train service from Las Vegas, to Los Angeles! I hate to advise ya'll of this but, we had a full service train from here to LA back in 1994. Then Elizabeth Dole rode it from LA to Vegas and told everyone on the train that "She saw no need for this service as people could use other methods to get between LA and Vegas and Vegas to LA!" {10-1994} That is when the trains quit running to LA!!!!!!!!! 01-1995 was the death date of the LA train!!!!!!!!!! Now after 14 years you really think they'll get another train going?
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Waiter, Valium!
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think it's idiotic that there's no train service. If I were a wealthy casino owner I'd finance one. It would stop in Barstow and Baker each way.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The current proposal is the high speed DesertXpress train, which might get some more financing from the transit friendly Obama administration. Connections from Victorville to Los Angeles and Anaheim would be financed through Metrolink Commuter Rail that already exists in So Cal.

DesertXpress - The Pressing Need (http://www.desertxpress.com/need.php - broken link)

However, this seems to be less of a priority than the California High Speed Rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which has more financing and already began construction on some grade crossings and streets in the urban areas.

California High-Speed Rail
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