Yes we can!
This today according to the AP:
In late-stage talks, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pressed for $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines, quadrupling the amount in the bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday.
Reid’s office issued a statement noting that a proposed Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas rail might get a big chunk of the money.
As someone who lives in Los Angeles County, my family and I would use it.
In other words, if they built it, we would come.
The current drive between the two cities is atrocious and mind-numbingly long—and frequently dangerous and backed-up with traffic.
And one can imagine a great deal of economic growth along the route of the railway, especially if there was a stop or two in-between.