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LAS VEGAS, NV – On Friday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a press conference calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund Nevada’s application for federal funding to construct the Brightline West high-speed rail project, which will boost Nevada’s tourism economy. She was joined by Brightline CEO Michael Reininger, Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Tracy Larkin Thomason, President and CEO of the Vegas Chamber Mary Beth Sewald, and President of the Transportation Trades Department for the AFL-CIO Greg Regan. Senator Rosen also announced that she sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to update him on recent progress on the project, including approval from the Clark County Commission and completion of the environmental review process, and urging him to fully fund this high-speed rail project.

Brightline West estimates that its proposed high-speed rail project will remove 3 million cars from I-15 annually, reduce more than 400,000 tons of carbon emissions each year, and create 35,000 good-paying jobs. Brightline West has also struck landmark agreements to ensure this project will be built and operated by union labor.