High-speed rail line from Las Vegas to LA on track to break ground in 2021LAS VEGAS — A top executive behind a high-speed rail project that would lay tracks between Las Vegas and Southern California contends construction is on schedule to start in the second quarter of this year. In January, Brightline West President Sarah Watterson said her company was preparing a revised financial plan that could see a second-quarter 2021 groundbreaking date. Meanwhile, Amtrak has teased plans to possibly install a new line between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. New service would be added to major cities that currently have no Amtrak service, including Las Vegas; Nashville; Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix. At Brightline, Reininger welcomed the prospect of having two rail lines between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.