This week, the leaders of the Honolulu rail project announced it was running a year late and a billion dollars over budget. Backers of a different kind of train project are hoping their plans are more successful. This one involves Las Vegas, Southern California and a consortium of Chinese companies. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.
The idea has been kicked around for years. A gambler’s bullet train—a high speed railway linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles, or at least a southern California location relatively close to Los Angeles.