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A transportation oasis math is the goal full Victorville California if a bullet train is built connecting Southern California to Las Vegas the rail project is asking for four point nine billion dollars worth of government loans.
But -- anybody really drive to Victorville.
Get on the train and go to Vegas.
Victorville -- Ryan -- and he joins us now from California good morning Iran -- good to have you with us.
Good to be with you now if I was a matter of Yorktown which admittedly is a very small town stock in the middle of the desert.
And somebody offered me a rail line from my town to go to Las Vegas and I didn't have to pay for it and it would indeed create some jobs in my very small town yes -- I would before -- and I take it you all for it for precisely those reasons.
What completely in actually Victor -- not that small a town where -- 120000.
And in the Victor valley region alone were almost a half a million people so.
The Victor valley has grown tremendously over the last decade.
And a lot of people do live there and I I do believe people -- -- for doing it on the -- you gotta admit I was a little incongruous isn't it I mean you're a long way away from Los Angeles.
You really are at this moment kinda help them in the middle and -- well why should people drive to your town to get on to a trained to take them.
To Las Vegas.
Well actually everyone drives through the city of Victorville -- to get to Las Vegas over nineteen million people a year drive two.
Las Vegas and from Las Vegas to Southern California so.
It makes a lot of sense for those very reasons but the train won't just be going to Victorville ultimately they are planning an extension over -- Palmdale.
Along the height -- or quarter or so this train will be connected to the high speed rail network.
If you're a betting man.
Would you suggests would you put money on this train line actually being built.
Yes I would it has all of its federally.
Proved permits that it needs to go ahead and build yet but you know housing there waiting on is the four point nine yet it's -- for you -- in the fall when the you know.
-- I think you trying to run this line through the deserts.
And you know tortoises how held up major solar power plants before surely they can hold -- -- train.
Well that that is true that the desert tortoise does hold up a lot of projects and that will be something that they have to you.
Mitigate without a -- houses and that's available they'll have to deal.
And start other tortoises in and around the Victorville.
Yes yes there.
OK I think you got to plan throughout the entire desert all the way to las -- it's actually in the wind as an endangered.
You know you're -- it was a pleasure having you with us so we're very interest -- in the town the of Victorville and the -- thanks for joining us so much a bunch.
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