Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Today, San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Jesse Armendarez announced the formal adoption of resolution to support the Brightline West Project and State of Nevada Department of Transportation Intercity Passenger Rail Grant. The Brightline West project will facilitate connectivity for travelers between Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
San Bernardino County Supervisor Jesse Armendarez stated, “Brightline West’s Passenger Rail Project will change our County for the better. It will provide a cleaner, safer, and faster alternative to driving to and from Las Vegas. It will also foster job creation and economic growth, with over $10 Billion in economic impact and the ability to create 35,000 construction jobs and 1,000 permanent jobs.”
On September 26, 2023, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors considered and approved a Resolution in support of the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant to the United States Department of Transportation. The program provides funding for capital projects that reduce the State of Good Repair Program backlog, improve performance, and expand or establish new intercity passenger rail service including privately operated intercity passenger rail service.
Armendarez added, “This project is very much real. I am proud to support Brightline West as it moves forward. I appreciate the support of my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors in supporting this regional project.”
Brightline is the only private provider of modern, intercity passenger rail service in America and is leveraging public-private partnerships to make this project a reality. In June 2023, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority received a $25 million Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant award (RAISE Grant) from the United States Department of Transportation. Approval of this Resolution will not result in the use of additional Discretionary General Funding.