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March 6, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

DesertXpress looks like a loser

Rick Velotta hit the nail on the head in his column. The planned DesertXpress to Victorville, Calif., will be a waste of money and a complete disaster. Sen. Harry Reid wants to spend $5 billion of taxpayer money on a train to nowhere? The maglev train, which would have gone straight to Anaheim, would be the stimulus plan that Las Vegas has needed. The DesertXpress, on the other hand, which will go only to Victorville, will be a total failure, just like the monorail, although on a grander scale.

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  1. This sure-to-be-a-fiasco should be looked into by the FBI. I have a sneaking suspicion something hanky is going on here. Just who is behind this "White Elephant" to be and how much will they profit from it even though it is doomed to failure? If it really is financially viable then let private investors put up the dough to make it a reality. No tax dollars ahould be involved in this stupid venture!

  2. We should take a moment and look at the las Vegas Monorail failure.If the planners would have considered going to the airport to begin with, we would not have had a bankruptcy of the system.The desert Express will cost 5 billion dollars and take 84 minutes to arrive in Victorville Ca.which Is 150 miles from Vegas. The Meglevi system will cost 12 billion dollars and take 81 minutes to arrive In Aneheim Ca.which Is 310 from Vegas.Sometimes cost Is not the only consideration.

  3. Carmine

    As a person (okay, woman) who likes to shop, I'll be damn if I'd be schlepping multiple bags on a train - bargains or no bargains!!! People use their CARS to shop!! Sorry.

    Also, and it has been discussed here multiple times for several years, no one knows why Victorville was chosen.