As a las Vegas it makes me sick that such a potentially lucrative and just plain awesome idea as an L.A. to Vegas rail line could fall prey to idiocy and greed. Perhaps I am too ignorant of the details to say so but it sounds like there is some shady stuff going on regarding land deals and real estate speculation. I just don't trust Reid's word and i certainly don't trust the private investor's since they only need to see a small profit of an initial investments then they could just pull out before any disaster. I mean Victorville !!? come one, who are the lucky new millionaires that own the land in Victorville? No wonder Harry Reid is a millionaire though he barely had a grub stake when he came to Vegas a generation ago. This has nothing to do with politics, I just want this potentially GREAT thing to happen for our two states. I really hope my cynicism is unfounded and I am proved absolutely wrong.