In Las Vegas, Senator Rosen Attends Groundbreaking for Historic High-Speed Rail She Secured

After Helping Write And Pass The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Senator Rosen Led Bipartisan Efforts In Congress To Secure Funding From The Law To Make This Project A Reality

Project Will Bolster Tourism, Create 35,000 Good-Paying Union Jobs, Ease Traffic On Interstate-15, And Reduce More Than 400,000 Tons Of Carbon Emissions Each Year

LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), alongside  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Governor Joe Lombardo, members of the Nevada Congressional delegation, local officials, and labor leaders, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Brightline West high-speed rail station in Las Vegas. In December, Senator Rosen announced that she secured $3 billion through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law she helped write and pass for the construction of this project. In her remarks, Senator Rosen highlighted the tremendous impact this project will have on Nevada’s travel and tourism industries – generating $10 billion in economic impact, bringing in millions of new visitors, and creating 35,000 good-paying jobs.  

“This historic high-speed rail project is a game changer for Nevada’s tourism economy and transportation, and that’s why I led the bipartisan efforts to secure the funding to make it a reality. Not only will it bring more visitors to our state and help create more good-paying jobs, it’ll also reduce traffic on the I-15 and decrease carbon emissions,” said Senator Rosen. “I’ll always push to do what’s best for Nevada’s tourism economy and create good-paying union jobs.”

Senator Rosen led the efforts in Congress to make this project a reality. Last year, she sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to stand ready to receive the Nevada Department of Transportation’s application for funding to build Brightline West. After this application was submitted, she led a bipartisan group of colleagues in voicing their strong support for the project. In August, she led a press conference in Las Vegas calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve the application to build Brightline West and provide the funding. In March, she applauded the news that the Southern Nevada Building Trades had reached an agreement with Brightline to ensure this high-speed rail system would be constructed with union labor.