April 2024 Special Edition


All Aboard! Brightline West Breaks Ground on First True High-Speed Rail Line in the U.S.

(LAS VEGAS – April 22, 2024) – Today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was joined by California and Nevada representatives, Brightline West officials, labor groups and a strong contingency from the Inland Empire to celebrate the historic start of construction of the first true high-speed rail line in the U.S.

Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the 218-mile, all-electric passenger rail line will hit speeds of up to 200 mph and is expected to be in service in time for the LA 2028 Summer Olympics.

Cucamonga Station outreach partners, who are working together to create awareness and highlight how the multi-modal station in Rancho Cucamonga will transform transportation connectivity and serve as an economic driver of the region, attended the groundbreaking to show their support.

Congratulations to Brightline West, the U.S. Department of Transportation and all the project partners – we are looking forward to welcoming you to San Bernardino County and collaborating on the new Cucamonga Station!

Congressmembers Norma Torres and Pete Aguilar, Nevada Representatives, Wes Edens of Brightline, and labor groups join U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg in hammering of spikes to commemorate the Brightline West Las Vegas groundbreaking.

Cucamonga Station partners and Inland Empire stakeholders take an opportunity to meet with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg.


Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Construction begins on high-speed train from Las Vegas to Southern California

ABC 7 - Construction starting on high-speed rail between SoCal, Las Vegas

FOX 11 - Groundbreaking for Brightline West high-speed train

CBS 2/KCAL 9 - Construction begins on high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Las Vegas Review Journal - Brightline West announces start of work on Vegas-to-LA high-speed rail

About our Cucamonga Station Regional Outreach Partners - The City of Rancho Cucamonga, Greater Ontario California (GOCAL), Omnitrans, Ontario International Airport, and San Bernardino County have established a collaborative regional outreach and engagement effort. To learn more, visit www.CucamongaStation.com.

If your organization is interested in learning more or would like a presentation about the Cucamonga Station vision, milestones, partnerships, and business opportunities tied to transportation development, please email CucamongaStation@CityofRC.us.