Harry Reid, trying to kill a train project he doesn't like for a project that is fiscally irresponsible and just a dumb idea.
There are two competing Las Vegas to California train ideas. first is the MagLev train that goes from Vegas to Los Angles. The second is the Desert Express that goes from Vegas to Victorville, which Reid supports now, but in the past has supported the MagLev. Vegas to Victorville? Why? It is not supported by many people and just doesn't make any sense. Victorville is in the middle of nowhere in California. But Harry was convinced to change sides by Sig Rogich,. a Republican.
Anyways, today Reid announced he is stealing $45 million that was to go to the MagLev project and give it NDOT so that more road construction can continue on the I-215 by the Airport.
Here's a potential problem in this thinking. Gov. Jim Gibbons favors the MagLev project, so he may not authorize the spending.
Second, the reconstruction is not needed, traffic wise. I have driven by the area at all times of the day and night and the project just is not needed.
A blatant lie in the article: "In that application, the county said the project was “shovel-ready” and would provide 1,450 full-time construction jobs for two years. The $140 million project is expected to take 2 1/2 years to complete"
I ask you this: have you ever seen a road project that employed 1,450 full time people. we just completed about a 5 mile huge road project, I-15, from Craig to the Spaghetti bowl. You never saw more than 100 people working on the project at any given time.
The paragraph also states the project will cost $140 million. Where is the other $95 million going to come from? Who is going to pay for that, the State or the County. They are all broke, where are they going to come up with $95 million?
Harry Reid shows once again he is just a sleazy politician.