Traffic congestion from the Golden State to Sin City is about to get a whole lot easier. California is starting construction on a high-speed bullet train to Las Vegas next year.\nABC News reports the train will travel at speeds up to 150 miles per hour. This would make the nonstop trip from Victorville, California to Las Vegas only 75 to 90 minutes long. Representatives from Virgin Trains USA confirmed that construction on the train line will commence during the first six months of 2020.\nThis express train will alleviate traffic congestion and save commuters time, particularly on the notably crowded 15 Freeway. Company officials have estimated one-way ticket prices at $60.\nTalk of the train’s development has been underway for a while, but the official development announcement was made at the Nevada Economic Development Conference.\nAccording to Ben Porritt, the Senior Vice President of Virgin Trains USA’s Corporate Affairs, construction should be completed within three years by 2023. The rail will eventually expand to Los Angeles as well.\nThe valley is also planning for a freeway to connect San Bernardino County with Palmdale.\nAccording to the San Bernardino Sun, plans have been in the works to develop this train system for more than ten years but have frequently stalled due to a lack of funding.\nView this post on Instagram Complimentary champagne and snacks - check ✔️. Ride in style with our SELECT service, you deserve it. 📷by: @fluent_in_food #gobrightline A post shared by Brightline (@gobrightline) on Feb 23, 2019 at 10:15am PST\n$3.25 billion in funding via bonds from the California Infrastructure and Economic Bank was just approved last Wednesday on October 23.\nThese bonds can be sold to private investors (e.g. banks and companies) to fund the project. Most of the project’s $4.8 billion funding has already been approved. The San Bernardino Sun reports that there is $950 million in funding that needs to be approved by the state of Nevada.\nView this post on Instagram Calling all Brightline Virgins (get it? 😉) Take a ride on the Brightline to WPB, FLL, or MIA for some weekend fun. #linkinbio for your first free ride on us. Where will you be heading this weekend?. #GoBrightline A post shared by Brightline (@gobrightline) on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:08pm PDT\nThis passenger train to Las Vegas would be the second privately-funded express line in the country.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.