Train To Nowhere?

March 25, 2012 - 12:55 PM
In this Jan. 25, 2012, photo, Victorville, Calif., Mayor Ryan McEachron poses for a photo on a plot of land on the Mojave Desert city's far outskirts that is proposed for a station on the DesertXpress high-speed rail line to Las Vegas. The Obama administration is on the verge of loaning a Nevada company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as much as $4.9 billion to build a high-speed train from Victorville to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas. The project is anchored to the untested idea that car-loving Californians will pull off busy Interstate 15 on the edge of the Mojave Desert after driving about 100 miles from the Los Angeles area, then board a train for a 150 mph ride to the famous Strip. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)